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Parallele De L'Architecture Antique Et De La Moderne. Avec Un Recueil Des Dix Principaux Auteurs qui ont écrit des cinq Ordres. Sçavoir, Palladio & Scamozzi, Serlio & Vignola, D. Barbaro & Cataneo, L.B. Alberti & Viola, Bullant & De Lorme, comparez entr'eux. Les trois ordres Grecs, le Dorique, l'Ionique & le Corinthien, font la premiere partie de ce Traité : Et les deux Latins, le Toscan & le Composite, en font la derniere. Planches Originales. Augmentées de dix autres representant en grand le Piédestal de la Colonne Trajane de Rome, & de plusieurs autres Tailles-Douces.

Roland Freart Sieur de Chambray

RA Collection: Book

Record number

03/2518

Author

Imprint

A Paris,: Chez Pierre Emery, Quay des Augustins, prés l'Hôtel de Luynes, à l'Ecu de France. Michel Brunet, Grand' Salle du Palais, au Mercure Galant. Et la Veuve de Daniel Horthemels, ruë S. Jacques, au Mécénas., M. DCC. II. Avec Privilege du Roy.

Physical Description

[6], 117, [2] p., frontis., [10] pl. (dble.): illus.; 434 mm. (Folio).

General Note

Most in-text illustrations are full-page. Pages 35/36 carry full-page illustrations on recto and verso; pages 87/[88] carry a full-page illustration on recto only, the verso being blank.

Contents

[Frontis., t.p.] - Avertissement - Approbation; Privilege - [10 dble. pl.] - [Text, with pl. and illus.] - Table Des Chapitres.

Responsibility Note

The name of the author, 'le Sieur de Chambray', is mentioned in the Privilege. The frontispiece is signed as designed by C. Errard and engraved by P. Dannoot. The illustration on p.36 is signed as designed by C. Errard and engraved by S. Thomassin; that on p. 67 as engraved by 'T'; no others are signed. But the Privilege states that the original plates of the illustrations were found among Errard's effects.

References

RIBA, Early printed books, 2 (1995), no. 1132; Johns Hopkins University, The Fowler Architectural Collection (1961), no. 129, p.111-112.

Summary Note

The ten double plates show 'Modenatures Ornemens Et Trophées Du Piedestal De La Colonne Traiane' (caption on pl. [1]).

Provenance

Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

Contemporary calf, the upper and lower covers panelled and tooled in blind; rebacked in 20th century, gilt-decorated spine, red morocco spine-label lettered 'Parallele D'Architecture'.

Subject

Architecture - Architectural orders - History
Treatises - Art history - France - 18th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century

Contributors