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Le Antiche Lucerne Sepolcrali Figurate Raccolte dalle Cave sotteranee, e Grotte di Roma. Nelle quali si contengono molte erudite Memorie. Disegnate, ed intagliate nelle loro forme Da Pietro Santi Bartoli Divise In Tre Parti Con L'Osservazioni Di Gio. Pietro Bellori.

Giovanni Pietro Bellori

RA Collection: Book

Record number




In Roma,: Nella Stamparia di Gio: Francesco Buagni., M. DC. XCI. Con Licenza De' Superiori.

Physical Description

[8], 16, 15, [1], 12 p., [1], 37, [1], 46, [1], 33 pl. (the single unnumbered pl. are divisional t.-pl.); 325 mm. (Folio).


[T.p., dedic.] - Al Lettore Benevoli. Pietro Santi Bartoli - [Imprimatur] - [Half title] - Osservationi Sopra Le Lucerne Antiche Sepolcrali Figurate Parte Prima ... [text, with pl. [1], 1-37] - Osservationi ... parte Seconda ... [text, with pl. [1], 1-46] - Osservationi ... Parte Terza ...[text, with pl. [1], 1-33].

Responsibility Note

No plate is signed. The work is dedicated by Bartoli to Ranutio II, Duca di Parma.

Summary Note

The content of each of the three groups of plates and observations is indicated in the subtitle and unnumbered engraved plate at the head of each section: I. Rites, funeral games and opinions concerning the dead; II. The gods; III. Symbols and emblems, with Christian sacred lamps. In addition to the lamps, in the first section plate 35 depicts a mosaic; in the second section plate 7 depicts a statuette; in the third section plate 27 depicts a statuette.


Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

18th-century mottled calf; red spine-label, lettered, 'Bartoli Antiche Lucerne'.


Lamps - Tombs - Antiquities - Italy - Lazio - Rome - History
Pictorial works - Italy - 17th century


Pietro Santi Bartoli, draughtsman, engraver
Ranuccio II Duke of Parma, dedicatee
Giovanni Francesco Buagni, printer