Panvinio, Onofrio.


uti L. Paulus de rege Macedonum Perse capto, P. Africanus Aemilianus de Carthagenensibus excisis, C.N. Pompeius Magnus ex oriente, Julius Augustus, Vespasianus, Trajanus et alii imperatores Romani, triumpharunt ex antiquissimis lapidum, nummorum et librorum monumentis accuratissima descriptio ... veronensis inventoris opera, et aeneis formis Antuerpui primum, nunc autem Romæ apud Jo Jaco hum de Rubeis ad Templ Sæ Mæ de Pace, cum Priuil Sum Pont, et Sup perm Antwerpiæ primum nunc autem Romæ : Apud J.J. de Rubeis N.d. c.[1618].
11 numbered engravings (each measuring 36.5cm x 16.7cm, thus 401.5 cm long, just over 13 feet) showing a celebration and procession of Roman military triumph including senators, trumpeters, wagons filled with loot, triumphal arches, elephants and cattle, prisoners, designed to be viewed as one continuous scroll. With the decorative title detached, frayed and with loss. The engravings mounted on linen, cracked with minor loss but in overall good order. Bibliothèque nationale de France lists this edition as being published circa 1600. Library of Congress has the 1618 edition, which it says was engraved by Gerard de Jode (whose most outstanding work is a two volume atlas Speculum Orbis Terrarum), after drawings of M. van Heemskerk (particularly reknowned for his depictions of the Wonders of the World). First published by Tramezzino in Venice in 1571 as ‘De Triumpho Commentarius’ the illustrations were depicted on 4 folding plates and accompanied by text. According to William Stenhouse in his academic study ‘Panvinio and Descriptio: Renditions of History and Antiquity in the late Renaisance’ Cornelius de Jode, in 1596 published the engravings, based on Panvinio’s, that his father Gerard had made, together with Panvinio’s text, introducing them as follows: ‘I thought that by adding the commentary of the author [to my father’s plates], I would thus give full satisfaction to scholars, and that the work would be complete but de Jode’s belief does not seem to have been shared with his readers; text and images are often preserved separately now, and, more tellingly, his engravings were published on their own in Rome in 1618 [as above] ...’ Running letterpress: Trivmphi Maioris, in Vrbe Romana Ob Victoriam Celebrati Typvs; Ne quis Picturae Huius Veritatem Requirat exis timet ue sic tam esse; Uel Ingenio Alicuius Excogitatam Operae Precium duxi hic .. ; Nomina Ex Quibus Desumpta Est Dionisivs Libro Quinto; In Triumpho Poplicolae Iosephvs Libro Septimo Cap. 23; De Bello Iudaico Valerivs Maximus Libro 2 Cap. 3 (2 sheets); In Vita Pavli Aemelij Appianvs Alexandrinus in Lijbico; Servius Super Vergilivm, et Postremo, Marcvs Tul. Cicero; De Triumphali Pompa in Lvcivm Pisonem; Trivmphi Maioris vsvs Permansisse Constat Ad Ivstiniani Tempora.
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