SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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DUBORG, Matthew.
Views and Remains of Ancient Buildings in Rome, and Its Vicinity.

London: J. Taylor, 1844
Abbey Travel 180; Prideaux p.334; Tooley 188; Bobins 580.
London: J. Taylor, 1844

Folio, half title, title, introduction, text, list of plates. 26 hand coloured aquatint plates 'engraved by M.Dubourg'. Later dark green calf gilt over original green cloth boards; lettered in gilt to upper board. The plates depict the main Roman remains in the city of Rome, apart from the Temples, the Pantheon, the Coliseum, the Arch of Titus, Trajan's Column and the Baths of Dioclesian. Essentially the same as the 1820 edition, but without the grey wash borders to the plates. Dubourg began his career as a miniaturist, exhibiting portraits at the Royal Acedemy in 1786, 87 & 1808. He later produced aquatints for a number of major works Coloured plates in order: 1. Grotto of Egeria. 2. Temple of Vesta. 3. Temple of Fortuna Virilis. 4. Temple of Janus Quadrifons. 5. Temple of Bacchus. 6. Temple of Vesta at Tivoli. 7. Tomb of Cecilia Metella. 8. Temple of Minerva Medica. 9. Temple of the Dea Tussis. 10. The Pantheon. 11. Ponte Lugano. 12. The Coliseum. 13. The Coliseum (from above). 14. Forum of Nerva. 15. Arch of Titus. 16. Temple of Jupiter Tonans. 17. Trajan's Column. 18. Arch of Trajan at Benevento. 19. Tomb of Hadrian. 20. Pyramid of Caius Cestius. 21. Arch of Septimus Severus. 22. Temple of Pallas. 23. Claudian Aqueduct. 24. Ponte Salaro. 25. Baths of Dioclesian. 26. Arch of Constantine.