Record number 03/2574
TitleIl Nuovo Teatro Delle Fabriche, Et Edificii, In Prospettiva Di Roma Moderna, Sotto Il Felice Pontificato Di N. S. Papa Alessandro VII.
Imprint(Rome):: Date in luce da Gio. Jacomo Rossi alla Pace, 1665 Libro Primo con Priv. del Sommo Pont.
Physical Description[2] p., [87] pl. (incl. 2 engr. t.-pl., 3 engr. dedic.); 244×375 mm. (Oblong quarto). 
Content Format Note[T.pl., add. t.pl. incl. dedic.] - [Plates] - [T.pl., 'Il Secondo Libro ...', dedic.] - [Plates] - [T.pl., 'Il Terzo Libro ...', dedic.] - [Plates].
Summary NoteThe work is in three books, each of which has its own title-page or -plate, and its own engraved dedication, the first and third of which also incorporate titles. The title of the second book reads, 'Il Secondo Libro Del' Novo Teatro Delle Fabriche, Et Edificii, Fatte Fare In Roma, E Fuori Di Roma Dalla Santita Di Nostro Signore Papa Alessandro VII ...'; that of the third book reads, 'Il Terzo Libro Del' Novo Teatro Delle Chiese Di Roma Date In Luce Sotto Il Felice Pontificato Di Nostro Signore Papa Clemente IX ...'. The title on the dedication plate of Book I reads, 'Vedute Delle Fabriche, Piazze, Et Strade Fatte Fare Nuovamte. In Roma Dalla Stà. Di N. S. Alessandro VII'; that on the dedication plate of Book III reads, 'Le Chiese Di Roma Nuovamente Disegnate In Prospettiva ...'.

As the third book is dedicated to Pope Clement IX, it must have been published between 1667 and 1669.
Responsibility NoteThe name of the draughtsman and engraver, Giovanni Battista Falda, is given on the title-plates of the second and third books, and on the dedication plates of the first and third. Falda's name as draughtsman and engraver appears on all but two of the plates of the first book, on all but one of the second book, and on all plates of the third book. The first plate of the second book is signed as drawn and engraved by Gio. Francesco Venturini.

Each plate, except one, carries the imprint of Gio. Jacomo Rossi.

The first book is dedicated by the publisher to Pope Alexander VII; the second, to Prince Mario Chigi (brother of Alexander VII); the third, to Pope Clement IX.
SubjectArchitecture - Cities - Urban landscapes - Urban design - Cityscapes - Italy - Rome - History
Views - Vedute - Italy - Rome - 17th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 17th century
ReferencesRIBA, Early printed books, 2 (1995), no. 1019; Johns Hopkins University, The Fowler Architectural Collection (1961), no. 116, p.97-99; P.A. Wilson, G.B. Falda's 'Il nuovo teatro' as an urban and political document [dissertation] (Charlottesville, U. VA, 1993); R. d'Amico, 'La veduta nell'incisione tra '600 e '700: G.B. Falda and G. Vasi', in Ric. Stor. A., 1-2 (1986), p. 81-102; P. Bellini, 'Per una definizione dell'opera di G. Battista Falda', in Arte Cristiano., LXXI/695 (1983), p. 81-92; P. Bellini, Italian masters of the seventeenth century, 47 [XXI-XXII] of The illustrated Bartsch, ed. W. Strauss (New York, 1983), p. 274-373; R. Krautheimer, The Rome of Alexander VII, 1655-1667 (1985); T. Magnusson, Rome in the age of Bernini, 2 v. (1982-6), v.2. p. 121-253.
Binding Note18th-century marbled-papered boards; 20th-century half calf, green morocco spine-label lettered 'Vedute Di Roma - Falda'.
ProvenanceRecorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.
Variant TitleSecondo Libro Del' Novo Teatro Delle Fabriche, Et Edificii
Novo Teatro Delle Fabriche, Et Edificii
Terzo Libro Del' Novo Teatro Delle Chiese Di Roma
Novo Teatro Delle Chiese Di Roma
Vedute Delle Fabriche, Piazze, Et Strade Fatte Fare Nuovamte. in Roma
Chiese Di Roma Nuovamente Disegnate
Contributors Falda, Giovanni Battista, 1643 - 1678, draughtsman, engraver
Rossi, Giovanni Giacomo de', 1627 - 1691, publisher
Alexander VII, Pope, 1599 - 1667, dedicatee
Clement IX, Pope, 1600 - 1669, dedicatee
Chigi, Mario, 1594 - 1669, dedicatee
Venturini, Giovanni Francesco, 1650 - 1710, draughtsman, engraver
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