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Roman Archeology. GORI, Francesco. Monumentum sive columbarium libertorum et servorum. Florentiae, Tartinium-Franchium, 1727

In folio, 346x235 mm.; full vellum binding, manuscript title on spine. XXI plates engraved on copper of which of them, XIII are double. Titlepage on red and black ink, with vignette engraved on cooper engraved by Ferdinando Ruggieri: cfr., Praefatio, p. XVII. Headpieces, endpieces and initial letters engraved on copper of antiquarian stuff. Woodcut illustrations in the text. Nice specimen.


First edition of this description of a communal tomb for members of the household of Livia, wife of Augustus. It gives a remarkable picture of the Imperial household and a fair idea of its immensity: only this "columbarium" contained the ashes of about 3000 persons, free and slaves. Cicognara 3750. Borroni II, 8100.

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Roman Archeology. GORI. Monumentum sive columbarium...

Estimate €1,600 - €1,800Jun 09