|Author|| Orlandi, Orazio|
|Title||Ragionamento Di Orazio Orlandi Romano Sopra Una Ara Antica Posseduta Da Monsignore Antonio Casali Governatore Di Roma.|
|Imprint||In Roma: Con Licenza De' Superiori., (1772)|
|Physical Description||viii, 96 p., frontis.,  pl.: illus.; 267 mm. Quarto.|
|Physical Description Note||The unnumbered pl. carries the number of the facing page, 'P.3'.|
|Content Format Note||[Frontis., t.p., dedic.] - Introduzione - Imprimatur - [Text, with pl.] - [Colophon].|
|Summary Note||No publication-date is given on the title-page, but the colophon, imprimatur, frontispiece and plate all carry the date 1772.|
The work describes a rectangular, marble altar, dedicated by 'Ti. Claudius Faventinus', carrying bas-reliefs on all four sides.
The frontispiece is a view of two sides of the altar; the plate facing page 3 shows the side carrying the dedicatory inscription; the headpieces and one tailpiece show the several bas-reliefs carried on the other sides. The bas-reliefs on one side of the altar represent myths related to Romulus and Remus; those on the other sides represent myths connected with the Trojan War. The title-page vignette shows Roma seated among trophies of arms, the Pantheon and a ruined temple.
|Responsibility Note||The frontispiece and the plate facing page 3 are signed as engraved by Carlo Antonini. The title-page vignette is signed as designed and drawn by Fran. Smuglewicz Polonus and engraved by Carolus Antonini. The nine headpieces and one tailpiece are unsigned.|
The printer is named in the colophon: 'Per Arcangelo Casaletti Stampatore Alle Terme Neroniane Il Di Primo Agosto M DCC LXXII ...'.
The publication is dedicated by 'Antonius Casalius Praefectus Urbis' to Pope Clement XIV.
|Subject||Mythology, Greek - Mythology, Roman - Trojan War - Iconography|
Altars, Roman - Sculpture, Roman - Bas-reliefs, Roman - Italy - Rome - History
Pictorial works - Italy - 18th century
|Name as Subject|| Casali, Antonio, 1715 - 1787|
|Copy Note||The rear paste-down is inscribed in pencil, 'B-3-9' (the book's location, according to the 1821 catalogue of the Library).|
|Binding Note||18th-century half calf (?), marbled-paper-covered boards; rebacked and recornered in 1989, spine lettered 'Ragionamento Sopra Una Ara Antica'.|
|Provenance||Acquired between 1772 and 1802. Recorded in RAA Library Catalogue 1802.|
|Contributors|| Clement XIV, Pope, 1705 - 1774, dedicatee|
Casali, Antonio, 1715 - 1787
Antonini, Carlo, ca. 1740 -, engraver
Smuglewicz, Franciszek, 1745 - 1807, draughtsman
Casaletti, Arcangelo, fl. 1767-fl. -1798, printer
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