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Discrizione del[l]a pianta, e delle alzate, e vedute del[l]a Villa Pliniana, che C. Plinio Giuniore detto il nipote aveva nel territorio di Tiferno, ora Città di Castello . . .

 
HOLLIS Number
Contributors
Lazzari, Francesco Ignazio.
Publication
n.p.: , [ca. 1690]

Description

Digital facsimile

27, [3] leaves, [2] leaves of plates : ill., plans ; 27 cm.

Autograph ms.

Title from opening sentence of ms.

This late 17th century ms. (written in the late 1680s or early 1690s) is among the oldest surviving treatises that attempt to reconstruct Pliny the Younger's Tuscan villa. See: The villas of Pliny from antiquity to posterity / Pierre de la Ruffinière du Prey.

The eight pen and ink drawings by Lazzari accompanying the text include a plan of San Giustino and views of various palaces and villas in Città di Castello and surrounding towns.

Fifteen sheets folded and sewn into a gathering. An additional folded sheet is sewn into the gathering between leaves 6 and 7. The ms. is thus comprised of 32 leaves, with text and/or illustrations appearing on both recto and verso, except for leaves 9(r), 12(r), and 19(r), which are blank. The recto of each leaf is numbered at the upper right corner, except for the 2 leaves of plates (which are not counted in the sequence) and the final 3 leaves, which are not numbered. Leaf 27, though numbered, is otherwise blank. The verso of leaf 4 is numbered 4b, the verso of leaf 6 is numbered 6b.

Leaf 9 is cut horizontally just below the verso illustration, 19.5 cm. down from the top edge, dividing the sheet into two pieces.

Italian and Latin.

 

Language

Italian
 

Subject

Pliny, the Younger -- Homes and haunts -- Italy -- San Giustino -- Early works to 1800.; Villa of Pliny the Younger (San Giustino, Italy) -- Early works to 1800.; Architecture, Domestic -- Italy -- San Giustino -- Early works to 1800.; Architecture, Domestic -- Italy -- Città di Castello -- Early works to 1800.; Architecture, Roman -- Italy -- San Giustino -- Early works to 1800.; Architecture, Roman -- Italy -- Città di Castello -- Early works to 1800.; Country homes -- Italy -- San Giustino -- Early works to 1800.; Country homes -- Italy -- Città di Castello -- Early works to 1800.; San Giustino (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Early works to 1800.; Città di Castello (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Early works to 1800.