La Pianta Marmorea di Roma Antica: Forma Urbis Romae
by Carettoni, Gianfilippo, Antonio M. Colini, Lucos Cozza, & Guglielmo Gatti, eds
1960. 2 vols., 265 pp. text on the massive marble map of ancient Rome, detailed catalogue of 712 fragments of the map of Rome, concordances, ext. notes, bibliography, documents, indices, ca. 75 text illus., 58 illus. on 16 plates in the text, hundreds of illus. on 64 fine plates (4 double, several folding) loose in portfolio. Some minor scattered foxing. Folio. Cloth and cloth portfolio. Rome (Comune di Roma) 1960. One of 400 copies. The magnificent publication was sponsored by the Banco di Roma. Created under the emperor Septimius Severus between 203 and 211, the map originally measured 18 m x 13 m and was carved into 150 marble slabs mounted on an interior wall of the Temple of Peace. It was gradually destroyed during the Middle Ages, with the marble stones being used as building materials or for making lime, but in 1562 the young antiquarian sculptor Giovanni Antonio Dosio began to excavate fragments of the Forma Urbis from a site near the Church of SS. Cosma e Damiano, and research has continued ever since. In all about 10% of the original surface area of the plan has been recovered, in the form of over one thousand marble fragments, which are kept in the Palazzo dei Conservatori of the Capitoline Museums. (Inventory #: 13639)
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