SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome and Its Vicinity.

A unique work in its particular attention to the accurate depiction of the Roman ruins. Merigot visited each of the ruins and drew them in person, making this a vital record both of Ancient Rome and the state of Roman ruins at the turn of the 19th century. Descriptions of plates in both French and English.

London: Printed by Smth & Davy for Messrs. Robinson, White, Faudlder & Evans, c. 1815
Abbey Travel 178; Prideaux pp. 344, 351; Bobins II 590.
London: Printed by Smth & Davy for Messrs. Robinson, White, Faudlder & Evans, c. 1815

Recently Executed from Drawings Made Upon the Spot. Extra Illustrated title page as frontispiece and 61 equally fine large hand-coloured aquatint plates. Text printed in English and French on the same page. Small folio very handsomely rebound in 3/4 deep green crushed morocco oven linen boards; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands in blind; uncut edges; top edge gilt. A fine copy of this scarce book, renowned for its exquisite hand-coloured plates. The plates in this volume include views of the Cascade of Tivoli and that of Terni and architectural and archaeological sights. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontispiece. Ruines de Rome. 2. Arch of Septimus Severus. 3. The Temple of Concord. 4. Temple of Antoninus and Faustina. 5. Arch of Pantani. 6. The Temple of Peace. 7. Temple of the Sun & Moon. 8. Titus's Arch. 9. Constantine's Arch. 10. The Coliseum. 11. Remains of the Temple of Jupiter Stator. 12. The Ruins of Caesar's Palace. 13. Temple of Remus and Romulus. 14. Janus's Arch. 15. The Cloaca Maxima. 16. Temple of Vesta. 17. Temple of Fortuna Virilis. 18. Ponte Rotto. 19. Arch of St. Lazare. 20. The Pyramid of Caius Cestius. 21. Latin Gate. 22. The Gate of St. Sebastian. 23. The Tomb of Cecilia Metella. 24. Temple of the God Rediculus. 25. Fountain of the Nymph Egeria. 26. The Temple of Bacchus. 27. The Arch of Dolabella. 28. Villa Medicis. 29. Church of St. Andrew. 30. Ponte Mole. 31. Tomb of Nero. 32. The Pantheon. 33. Column of Trajan. 34. Ponte St. Angelo. 35. Temple of Venus. 36. Trophy of Marius. 37. Temple of Minerva Medica. 38. Temple of Venus and Cupid. 39. St. Agnes's Church. 40. Ponte Nomentano. 41. Ponte Salaro. 42. Temple of Hope. 43. Tower of Pignattara. 44. Ponte Lucano. 45. Temple of Tussis of the God of Coughing. 46. Stables of Mecoenas's Villa. 47. Temple of the Sibill at Tivoli. 48. Cascade of Tivoli. 49. Grotto of Neptune. 50. Grotto of the Sirens. 51. The Great Cascatella at Tivoli. 52. The Cascatelle and Stables of Mecoenas. 53. Bridge of Varus. 54. Bridge near Vicovaro. 55. Tomb of the Horatii. 56. Hermitage at Albano. 57. Lake of Albano. 58. Temple of Hercules at Cori. 59. Lake of Nemi. 60. Bridge of Civita Castellana. 61. Ruined Bridge at Narni. 62. Cascade at Terni.