Record number 07/3173
Author Borboni, Giovanni Andrea, fl. ca. 1661?
TitleDelle Statue Di Gio. Andrea Borboni Prete Sanese, E Dottor Teologo.
ImprintIn Roma: Nella Stamparia di Iacomo Fei d'And. F., M. DC. LXI. - Con Licenza De' Superiori.
Physical Description[14], 1-242, 245-345 (incl. twelve leaves of plates), [31] p., frontis, engr. dedic.; 263 mm. (Quarto.)
Physical Description NoteThe pagination 245-345 includes twelve folding leaves each carrying one print with blank verso. Each leaf of plates appears to be counted as two pages, but even so the pagination is irregular. In addition p.68 is misnumbered as 98, and p.297 as 397.
Content Format Note[Frontis., t.p., engr. dedic., dedic.] - Introduttione - Indice De' Capitoli - Imprimatur - [Text with pl.] - Indice; Registro; [colophon].
Summary NoteThe text is in twelve chapters: 1. Dell'Origine della Statuaria, e della Pittura; 2. Come havesse origine l'Idolatria dalle Statue; 3. Di che materia si fecessero le Statue, e de' loro Abbigliamenti; 4. Di alcune Statue presso gli Antichi, più celebrate; 5. Di alcuni Artefici Eccellenti in lavorar le Statue; 6. Dell'Abbondanza delle Statue di Roma Antica; 7. Delle Statue di Roma Moderna; 8. A quali Persone s'alzassero le Statue; 9. Che a i Fondatori, e Benemeriti della Città, e della Patria si alzarono le Statue; 10. Che a diverse conditioni di Persone, e secondo la diversità de' Benefitij si alzarono le Statue; 11. Delle Statue alzate nel Palazzo del Campidoglio a' Sommi Pontefici, e altri Personaggi; 12. Della Virtu di ricusare l'honore delle Statue.

The plates show: [frontispiece] Pope Alexander VII and his arms with allegoric figures of Sculpture and Fame; [engraved dedication] portrait and arms of the dedicatee, Cardinal D'Aragon; [1]columns of Trajan and Marcus Aurelius; [2-7] statues of popes; [8-10] statues of emperors; [11, 12] statues of noblemen (?).

The book is further decorated with woodcut tailpieces, initials and borders.
Responsibility NoteThe engraved dedication is unsigned (or the signature has been trimmed from the Royal Academy's copy). The frontispiece and all other plates are signed as drawn by Lazarus Baldus and engraved by G. Castellus or by F(r). Sp(ier). (frontis. and pl. [2]).

The printers' names are repeated in the colophon.

The work is dedicated by Gio: Andrea Borboni to Cardinal D'Aragon.
SubjectSculpture, Roman - Statues, Roman - Monuments, Roman - Portraits - Celebrities, Roman - Italy - Rome - History
Sculpture - Statues - Monuments - Portraits - Celebrities - Italy - Rome - 17th century - Baroque
Treatises - Art history - Italy - Rome - 17th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 17th century
ReproductionsMicrofiche versions were published in 1998 (Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Cicognara Program) and 1989 (Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey).
ReferencesE. Neri, Michelangelo, Bernini e il 'Delle Statue' di Giovanni Andrea Borboni (2004).
Binding Note18th-century white vellum; brown morocco spine-label lettered 'Borboni Delle Stat. Ant. - Ro. 1661.'
ProvenanceThe front pastedown carries the 18th-century armorial bookplate of Joseph Smith.
Contributors Fei, Iacomo, fl. ca. 1661?, printer
Fei, Andrea, fl. ca. 1641 - 1661?, printer
Baldi, Lazzaro, ca. 1623 - 1703, draughtsman
Spierre, François, 1639 - 1681, engraver
Chasteau, Guillaume, 1635 - 1683, engraver
Smith, Joseph, British Consul at Venice, 1673 - 1770, previous owner
Aragón-Córdoba-Cardona Y Fernández De Cordoba, Pascual de, Cardinal, 1626 - 1677, dedicatee
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