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La Patriarcale Basilica Liberiana Illustrata per cura Di Agostino Valentini

Agostino Valentini

RA Collection: Book

Record number




Roma: a spese di Agostino Valentini In commissione presso i principali Negozianti di Stampe, Anno 1839. Domenico Feltrini scrisse e incise

Physical Description

[6], 118 p., engr. t.pl., 103 pl. (the last is dble.); 368 mm. (Folio.)


[T.pl., half-t.] - Prefazione - L'Insigne E Ponteficia Accademia Romana Delle Belle Arti Denominata Di San Luca ... Al Sig. Agostino Valentini - [Text with pl.]; Imprimatur.

Responsibility Note

The title-plate is signed as scripted and engraved by Domenico Feltrini. The title-plate vignette is signed as drawn by S. Bussutil and engraved by C. Acquisti. The numbered plates are signed as drawn by S. Bussutil, G. Fontana, P. Guglielmi, F. Sangeni, G. Bianchi or G. Camilli; and as engraved by G. Fontana, F. Cartoni, F. Sangeni, G. Mitterpoch, G. Wenzel, F. Garzoli, G. Bianchi, P. De Caroli(s), G. Camilli, P. Gatti, G. Marcucci, L. Piroli, A. Mannelli or Bertoni.

Summary Note

The work describes the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome. The church was originally built in basilica form in the fourth or fifth century, but now incorporates later transepts, and the façades designed by Fuga in the eighteenth century.

The plates are outline drawings showing views, architectural details, mosaics, sculpture and paintings.


3 November 1838: 'Produced the following ... viz: ... the 25 first numbers of a Work on four Churches at Rome, price 8s. per number ...' (RA Council Minutes, VIII, 438).

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, red watered-papered boards; black morocco spine-labels lettered 'Valentini Basiliche Di Roma - Vol. III' and 'Liberiana - Vol. Unico', spine lettered 'R.A.'


Architecture, Italian - Architecture details - Paintings, Italian - Sculpture, Italian - Mosaics - Church decoration and ornament - Churches - Basilicas - Italy - Rome - Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore - History
Christian art and symbolism
Pictorial works - 19th century


Domenico Feltrini, engraver
Paolo Guglielmi, draughtsman
Giovanni Wenzel, engraver
Giuseppe Marcucci, engraver