Record number 03/2445
Author Menestrier, Claude-Francois, 1631 - 1705
TitleSymbolica Dianæ Ephesiæ Statua A Claudio Menetreio Ceimeliothecæ Barberinæ Præfecto Exposita. Cui accessere Lucæ Holstenii Epistola ad Franciscum Cardinalem Barberinum De fulcris, seu Verubus Dianæ Ephesiæ simulacro appositis, Io. Petri Bellori Notæ in Numismata tùm Ephesia, tùm aliarum Urbium Apibus insignita. Editio altera auctior Et ab eodem pluribus quàm antea Nummis, & antiquis Monumentis illustrata.
ImprintRomæ: Apud Io. Iacobum de Rubeis ad Templum S. Mariæ de Pace, suis sumptibus, & cura, cum Privilegio Summi Pontificis., 1688. Superiorum Permissu.
Physical Description61, 50 p. (incl. pl.) [i.e. [84] p., [24] pl.]; 318 mm. (Folio). 
Physical Description NotePages and plates are numbered continuously; but sometimes a plate is counted as two pages or a blank page is not counted. In the second sequence, 1-50, there is no page or plate numbered 21-22.
Content Format Note[Half-t., t.p., dedic.] - [Text, with pl.].
Summary NoteThe letter of Holsten has its own title-page, of which the title is 'Lucae Holstenii Epistola Ad Franciscum Cardinalem Barberinum De Fulcris Seu Verubus Dianæ Ephesiæ appositis' and the imprint reads 'Romæ, Apud Ioannem Baptistam Bussottum. MDCLXXXVIII. Superiorum Permissu.' The notes of Bellori have a title-page, carrying the title, 'Io. Petri Bellorii Notæ In Numismata Tum Ephesia, Tum Alarum Urbium Apibus Insignita' (there is no publisher's imprint), and the half-title, 'Numismata Tum Ephesia, Tum Aliarum Urbium Apibus Insignita'.

Most of the plates have captions indicating whether the image was taken from a statue, coin or gem, and sometimes stating in which Roman collection the source-object might be found.
Responsibility NoteNo plate is signed.

The work is dedicated by Federico Ubaldino to Cardinal Francesco Barberini.
SubjectGoddesses - Bees - Religion, Greek - Iconography
Sculpture, Greek - Statues, Greek - Temples - Coins - Turkey - Ephesus - History
Art history - Iconology - Italy - 17th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 17th century
Name as Subject Artemis (Greek deity)
Diana (Roman deity)
ReferencesJ. Renard, Catalogue des oeuvres imprimées de Claude-François Menestrier de la Compagnie de Jésus (1883).
Binding NoteContemporary vellum; red morocco spine-label, lettered, 'Symb. Dian. Ephes'.
ProvenancePurchased from Francesco Sastres for £1 11s 6d on 19 April 1788 (see his invoice of that date 'for books sent to Mr Wilton for the Royal Academy').
Variant TitleLucae Holstenii Epistola Ad Franciscum Cardinalem Barberinum De Fulcris
Epistola Ad Franciscum Cardinalem Barberinum De Fulcris
Io. Petri Bellorii Notæ In Numismata Tum Ephesia Tum Aliarum Urbium Apibus Insignita
Notæ In Numismata Tum Ephesia Tum Aliarum Urbium Apibus Insignita
Contributors Barberini, Francesco, 1597 - 1679
Bellori, Giovanni Pietro, 1613 - 1696
Bussotti, Giovanni Battista, fl. 1677-1690, publisher
Holstenius, Lucas, 1596 - 1661
Rossi, Giovanni Giacomo de', 1627 - 1691, publisher
Ubaldino, Federico
Rossi, Giovanni Giacomo de', 1627 - 1691
MARC Record view