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Serenissmo. Principi Leopoldo Medices Leonis X admirandæ virtutis Imagines, ab Hetruriæ legatione ad Pontificatum, à Raphaele Urbinate, ad vivum, et ad miraculum expressas, in Aulæis Vaticanis, textili monocromate elaboratas; ut quæ veteres Gentis tuæ sunt Imagines, et monumenta gloriosissimi Pontificis, divinitus ad rerum culmen evecti, novo Nominis tui fulgore in lucem publicam eniteant Io: Iacobus de Rubeis Petrus Sanctes Bartolus ex symbis Aulæorum Leonis X stylo obsequente delineavit a qua incidit Romæ.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Io. Iacobus de Rubeis formis, Romæ ad Templum Pacis cum Privil. Sum. Pont.: [before 1667?]

Physical Description

T.pl., 14 pl.; 276×405 mm.

Responsibility Note

All plates except nos. 1, 8, 9 are signed as designed by Raphael, and all except pl.1 as (drawn and) engraved by P.S. Bartoli.

Seven (pl. 2, 4, 7-10, 12) carry the imprint of printer / publisher, 'Io. Iacob. de Rubeis' (i.e. Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi).


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.135-6, 579-83; C. Mazzi, 'L'incisore perugino Pietro Santi Bartoli', in Bollettino della Deputazione di Storia Patria per l'Umbria, 70. I. (1973), p.32; L. Bianchi, 'La fortuna di Raffaello nell'incisione', in M. Salmi, ed., Raffaello: l'opera, le fonte, la fortuna (1968), II, p.647-89.

Summary Note

The plates are captioned in Latin, and show Raphael's designs for tapestries for the Vatican. The subject of the designs is the life of Pope Leo X.

The original plates for this series are conserved in the Calcografia Nazionale, Rome.

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, red cloth-covered boards; rebacked and recornered in 20th century, green morocco spine-label lettered 'Bartolis Vatican After Raphael &c.' Bound with two others.

Name as Subject


Paintings, Italian - Paintings, European - Tapestries - Palaces - Italy - Rome - Vatican City - Vatican Palace (Vatican City) - History - 16th century - Renaissance
Rulers - Monarchs - Publicizing - Italy - 16th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 17th century


Raphael, source artist
Pietro Santi Bartoli, draughtsman, engraver
Giovanni Giacomo de' Rossi, printer, publisher
Leopoldo de' Medici Cardinal, dedicatee