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La Patriarcale Basilica Vaticana Illustrata per cura Di Agostino Valentini Volume I (II)

Agostino Valentini

RA Collection: Book

Record number




Roma: a spese di Agostino Valentini In commissione presso i principali Negozianti di Stampe, Anno 1845. (1846.) (1855.) Domenico Feltrini scrisse e incise

Physical Description

3 vols. in two; 469 mm.

General Note

Vol. I: v, [i], 147, [1] p., engr. t.pl., 111 [i.e. 117]pl. (two dble.). There are a bis pl. 4 and 45; there are ter pl. 13, 37. The dble. pl. are nos. 2, 3. - Vol. II: 86 p., engr. t.pl., 79 pl. (no. 79 is dble.). - Vol. II Part 2: [2], 44 p., engr. t.pl., 41 pl.


Vol. I: [T.pl., half-t.] - Prefazione - [Text with pl.] - Imprimatur. - Vol. II: [T.pl., half-t.] - [Text with pl.]. - Vol. II. Pt.2: [T.pl., half-t.] - Introduzione Alla Seconda Parte Dal Volume Secondo - [Text with pl.] - Imprimatur.

Responsibility Note

The plates are signed as drawn by L. Zeloni, Pio Bertoni, G. Fontana, P. Guglielmi, G. Bianchi, S. Bussutil, P. Santorelli, F. Cicconetti, A. Becchio, F. Sangeni; and as engraved by A. Fornari, Pio Bertoni, G. Fontana, G. Mitterpoch, A. Mannelli, G. Bianchi, F. Sangeni, G. Wenzel, G. Vitta, C. Venier, Q. Appolloni, G. Marcucci, C. Acquisti, N. Sangiorgi, C. Liberali, L. Cerroni, L. Ferretti, A. Costa, P. Mancion, A. Becchio.

The three title-plate vignettes are signed as drawn by S. Bussutil and engraved by C. Acquisti. The three title plates are signed as scripted and engraved by Domenico Feltrini.

Summary Note

The plates are outline drawings, showing some plans and views of the church, but chiefly architectural details, sculptures, monuments, frescoes and paintings. Some plates name the source-artist (architect, sculptor or painter); these include Michelangelo, Raphael, Maderno and Bernini.

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, red watered-papered boards; black or green morocco spine-labels lettered 'Valentini Basiliche Di Roma Vol. IV. (V.) La Basilica Vaticana Vol. I. (II.)', spines lettered 'R.A.'

Name as Subject


Architecture, Italian - Architecture details - Sculpture, Italian - Paintings, Italian - Frescoes - Church decoration and ornament - Churches - Basilicas - Martyria - Italy - Rome - Vatican City - Basilica di San Pietro - History - 16th century - 17th century - Renaissance - Baroque
Christian art and symbolism
Pictorial works - Italy - 19th century


Domenico Feltrini, engraver
Michelangelo Buonarroti, source artist
Carlo Maderno, source artist
Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, source artist
Raphael, source artist
Paolo Guglielmi, draughtsman
Giovanni Wenzel, engraver
Giuseppe Marcucci, engraver
Antonio Costa, engraver