Record number 06/3540
TitleMonumenti Antichi Inediti Ovvero Notizie Sulle Antichità E Belle Arti Di Roma Per L'Anno MDCCLXXXIV. (- MDCCCV.) Dedicati Alla Santità Di Nostro Signore Papa Pio VI. Felicemente Regnante.
ImprintIn Roma: Nella Stamperia Pagliarini, MDCCLXXXIV. (- MDCCCV.) Con Licenza De' Superiori.
Physical Description7 vols.; 242 mm. (Quarto.)
Physical Description NoteVol. I: [2], viii, civ p., frontis., port., [36] pl. [i.e. 12 groups each numbered 1-3]. - Vol. II: viii, ci, [i] p., frontis., port., [37] pl. [i..e. 11 groups each numbered 1-3 and one group numbered 1-4]. - Vol. III: iv, xcix p., frontis., port., [37] pl. [i.e. 11 groups each numbered 1-3 and one group numbered 1-4]. - Vol. IV: iv, xcv, [i] p., frontis., [36] pl. [i.e. 12 groups each numbered 1-3 - some sheets carrying 2 or 3 pl]. - Vol. V: iv, xcvi p., frontis., [34] pl. [i.e. 10 groups numbered 1-3, one numbered 1, 2 and 2, 3 - some sheets carrying 2 or 3 pl.]. - Vol. VI: iv, xcvi p., frontis., [31] pl. [variously numbered or unnumbered]. - Vol. VII: vi, clxxxv, [i] p., frontis., 36 pl.
Content Format NoteVol. I: [Front., t.p., port., dedic.(by Guattani)] - Agli Eruditi Lettori - Indice De' Monumenti Per Ordine De' Mesi - [Text & pl.] - Indice Delle Cose ... Tomo I. - Vol. II: [Front., t.p., port., dedic. (by Guattani)] - Indice De' Monumenti Per Ordine De' Mesi - [Text & pl.] - Indice Delle Cose ... Tomo II. (In the Royal Academy's copy the Indice Delle Cose is misbound before the text for December.) - Vol. III: [Front., port., t.p.] - Indice De' Monumenti Per Ordine De' Mesi - [Text & pl.] - Indice Delle Cose ... Tomo III. - Vol. IV: [Front., t.p.] - Indice De' Monumenti Per Ordine De' Mesi - [Text & pl.] - Indice Delle Cose ... Tomo IV. - Vol. V: [Front., t.p.] - Indice De' Monumenti Per Ordine De' Mesi - [Text & pl.] - Indice Delle Cose ... Tomo V. - Vol. VI: [Front., t.p.] - Indice De' Monumenti Per Ordine De' Mesi - [Text & pl.] - Indice Delle Cose ... Tomo VI; Imprimatur. - Vol. VII: [Front., t.p., dedic.] - Indice De' Monumenti [i.e. list of plates I-XXXVI] - [Text & pl.] - Indice Delle Cose ... Tomo VIII.
Summary NoteThe publication-dates of the title-pages of the first six volumes are those of 1784-1789; that of the seventh volume is 1805. Most plates in the first six volumes carry the date, of the year and the month (but pl. 3 of Novembre 1784 is misdescribed as 'Novembre 1785'). In the 1805 volume the 'Indice Delle Cose' describes the volume as 'Tomo VIII', which may be a misprint for 'Tomo VII' or may be taken as implying that there was another volume, Tomo VII, issued between 1789 and 1805. For the 1805 volume the imprint is changed from 'Nella Stamperia Pagliarini' to 'Presso Pietro Paolo Montagnani-Mirabili All'Insegna Di Pallade A Pasquino.'

The work describes excavations carried out in or near Rome year by year and month by month from 1784 to 1789 and in 1805. The frontispiece used in all seven volumes shows an excavation near Rome. The portrait in Vol.I shows Pope Pius VI; that in Vol. II 'Petrus ... Curlandiae ... Dux'; in Vol. III 'Roma'. The plates show plans, building complexes, statues, temples, bas-reliefs, mosaics, gems, altars, busts, inscriptions.
Responsibility NoteThe name of the compiler is not given on the title-pages, but the dedications of Vols. I and II (1784, 1785) are signed by Giuseppe Antonio Guattani, and that of the 1805 volume is signed by Pietro Paolo Montagnani-Mirabili.

The frontispiece used in all seven volumes is signed as drawn by C. Labruzzi and engraved by Mochetti. The portrait in Vol. I. is signed as engraved by Franciscs. Piranesi; that in Vol. II as after a medal by Leberecht and engraved by Piranesi; the figure of 'Roma' in Vol. III as made by Rastaini. Many numbered plates in all volumes are unsigned, but two pl. in Vol. IV are signed as drawn by P. Savorelli, and several in vol. VII are signed by draughtsmen (Luigi Agricola, Filip. Salari, Piet. Holl, Micinelli); and several others are signed by engravers (Aless. Mochetti (or Muchetti), Perini, Piroli, Franc. Rastaini; Benede. Mori, Benedetti, Gio. Bruni, P. Ruga, Piranesi, L. Cunego, P. Savorelli, Gin Carattoni, Bossi, Gio. Brunetti, F. Barbazza, Silvestrini, Gio. Pietrini).

Vols. I, II are dedicated by Giuseppe Antonio Guattani to Pope Pius VI and Peter Duke of Courland respectively. Vol VII is dedicated by Pietro Paolo Montagnani-Mirabili to Luigi Marconi.
SubjectAntiquities - Architecture - Sculpture - Italy - Lazio - Rome - History
Excavations (archaeology) - Italy - Lazio - Rome - History - 18th century - 19th century
Art history - Periodicals - Serials - Italy - 18th century - 19th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 18th century - 19th century
ReproductionsA microfiche version of vols. I-VI (1784-9) was made by the Leopoldo Cicognara Program of the University of Illinois Library (Urbana, 1988).
ReferencesRoyal Institute of British Architects, British Architectural Library ... Early Printed Books, v. 5 (2003), no. 4190, p.2852.

On Guattani see N. Thomson de Grummond, ed., Encyclopedia of the history of classical archaeology (1996), v.I. p.546-7; G. Cressedi, 'Guattani, Giuseppe Antonio', in Enciclopedia dell'arte antica, III, p.1067.
Binding Note19th-century white vellum; brown and black spine-labels lettered 'Guattani Monumen(ti) Antichi Inediti Tom. I. (-VII.)', spines lettered 'R.A.'
Contributors Guattani, Giuseppe Antonio, 1748 - 1830
Pius VI, Pope, 1717 - 1799, dedicatee
Pagliarini, Niccolo, fl. 1743 - 1762?, printer
Pagliarini, Marco, fl. 1741-1799?1777, printer
Montagnani-Mirabili, Pietro Paolo, fl. ca. 1800 - 1820?, publisher
Peter, Duke of Courland, 1724 - 1800, dedicatee
Marconi, Luigi, fl. ca. 1805?, dedicatee
Labruzzi, Carlo, 1748 - 1817, draughtsman
Mochetti, Alessandro, ca. 1760 - ca. 1812, engraver
Piranesi, Francesco, 1758 - 1810, engraver
Leberecht, Carl von, 1749 - 1827, source artist
Rastaini, Francesco, 1750 -, engraver
Savorelli, P., fl. ca. 1780 - 1810?, draughtsman, engraver
Agricola, Luigi, ca. 1750 - after 1805, draughtsman
Salari, Filip., fl. ca. 1805?, draughtsman
Holl, Piet., fl. ca. 1805, draughtsman
Micinelli, fl. ca. 1805, draughtsman
Perini, Giuseppe, 1748 - after 1795, engraver
Piroli, Tommaso, ca. 1752 - 1824, engraver
Mori, Benedetto, fl. ca. 1785 - 1820?, engraver
Benedetti, fl. ca. 1785?
Bruni, Gio., fl. ca. 1785?, engraver
Ruga, P., fl. ca. 1785 - 1838?, engraver
Cunego, Luigi, between 1750 and 1757 - 1823, engraver
Carattoni, Girolamo, fl. 1782 - 1820?, engraver
Niccolo e Marco Pagliarini (Rome). printer
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