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Picturæ Raphaelis Santij Urbinatis Ex Aula Et Conclavibus Palatij Vaticani Ad Publicum Terrarum Orbis Ornamentum In Aereas Tabulas Nunc Primum Omnes Deductæ Explicationibus Illustratæ Typisque Editæ Sub Auspicijs Ter Magnis Ac Felicissimis Innocentij XIII. P.O.M. Beatissime Pater ... Laurentius Philippus de Rossi

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Typis Ac Sumptibus Domenici De Rossi Io. Iacobi Filii,, Romæ Ad Templum Stæ. Mariæ De pace Cum Privilegio Summi Pontificis, Et Sup. Perm.: Anno Dñi. MDCCXXII.

Physical Description

19 [i.e. 22] dble. pl. (incl. t.pl.); 539 mm.

General Note

Plate 3 is preceded by three unnumbered pl., which form one image with it.

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed as drawn and engraved by Franciscus Aquila, apart from pl. 3, signed as drawn and engraved by Petrus Aquila, and the three unnumbered pl. preceding pl. 3, which are unsigned.

Each numbered plate carries the publisher's imprint of Domenico De' Rossi.

The work is dedicated by Laurentius Philippus de Rossi to Pope Innocent XIII.


Italy. Ministero Per I Beni Culturali E Ambientali. Istituto Nazionale Per La Grafica, Raphael Invenit: Stampe Da Raffaello Nelle Collezioni Dell'Istituto Nazionale Per La Grafica: Catalogo (1985), p.120-4, 532-40; R.M. Mason and M. Natale, Raphael et la seconde main [exhibition catalogue] (1984); L. Bianchi, 'La fortuna di Raffaello nell'incisione', in M. Salmi, ed., Raffaello: l'opera, le fonte, la fortuna (1968), 2, p.647-89.

Summary Note

The plates are captioned in Latin. They show paintings made by Raphael for the Vatican stanze - Sala di Constantino, Stanza d'Eliodoro, Stanza della Segnatura and Stanza dell'Incendio.


The apparent previous ownership of this copy by the artist William Hoare RA suggests it may have been part of the Prince Hoare bequest of books and prints received by the Royal Academy in 1835. However, it is not recorded in either the 1841 or 1864 printed catalogues of the Library.

Copy Note

The title-plate is inscribed on its verso in an unidentified hand, 'Wm. Hoare'.

Binding Note

18th-century calf, gilt borders on upper and lower covers; rebacked in 2000, brown morocco spine-label lettered 'Picturæ Raphaelis Sanctij In Palatij Vaticani' [sic] and 'R.A. 1722'.

Name as Subject


Mural painting and decoration, Italian - Paintings - Interior decoration - Palaces - Italy - Rome - Vatican City - Vatican Palace (Vatican City) - History - 16th century - Renaissance
Pictorial works - Italy - 18th century


Raphael, source artist
Innocent XIII Pope, dedicatee
Lorenzo Filippo de' Rossi
Domenico de Rossi, publisher
Francesco Faraone Aquila, engraver
Pietro Aquila, engraver
William Hoare RA, previous owner