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Præcedunt Tubicines Lætos, Ac Triomphales Modos Canentes, Signa, Ac Pictæ Tabulæ Bellorum, Expugnationum, Captarum Urbium.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Romæ: ex Officina Dominici de Rubeis Heredis Io. Iacobi de Rubeis ad Temp. S.Mæ. de Pace cum Priv. S. Pont. e Super. perm., [n.d.]

Physical Description

9 dble. pl.; 476 mm.

Responsibility Note

Each plate gives the name of the source-artist, 'Andreas Mantinea pinxit Mantuæ'; and is signed as engraved by R.V.A. Gandensis.

Each plate carries the publisher's imprint of Domenico de Rossi, apart from pl. 2, 6, 8.

Summary Note

There is no title-plate; our title is supplied by the caption of plate 1. All plates are captioned in Latin.

The plates show the nine canvases by Mantegna of the triumph of Julius Caesar after his campaigns in Gaul; which were painted some time between 1486 and 1505 probably for one of the Gonzaga family of Mantua.

The paintings were bought from the Gonzaga by King Charles I in 1629, and by 1631 were in Britain. Today they may be seen in the royal collection at Hampton Court.

Binding Note

18th-century half morocco, cream paper-covered boards; red morocco spine-label lettered 'Mantegna'.

Name as Subject


Triumphs - Processions - Ceremonies - Pageants - Italy - Rome - 1st century B.C.
Paintings, Italian - Italy - Lombardy - Mantua - History - 15th century - 16th century - Renaissance
Pictorial works - Italy -


Domenico de Rossi, publisher
Andrea Mantegna, source artist