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Cantel - Republica Romana, de Re Militari - 1696

particularly beautiful are the engravings of a Triumph (Romanorum Militia), a sacrificial rite (Romanorum Sacerdotia), circus ludi and a naumachia (Romanorum Ludi).
16 Beautiful illustrations that partly refer to those by Onofrio Panvino.
The tables consist of an anteporta, 1 map of Rome, entitled Antiquae urbis imago, 13 engravings thematically linked to the chapters of the work and a table with the Explicatio aedificiorum romae.
Cf. Hervás II, 203, referring to this edition of Cantel's tratado excelente: "esta la mejor edicion entre las muchas que se han hecho antes"; Morazzoni 219; Rossetti 1571. Sommervogel II, 691.3 .; Brunet 29165 .;

Popular Roman history, particularly of military events, published by the learned Cantel (1645-84) for the first time in the year of his death. The interesting panels (mostly by T. Doesburgh and A. de Winter) show a plan of the city of Rome with its surroundings, Roman armament, battle formations, triumphal procession, sacrificial scenes, gladiator fights, naval battle in the circus , etc.:
Tables: Antiporta illustrata (1) Esplicatio Aedificiorum; (2) Antiquae urbis imago; (3) p. 206 military orders; (4) p. 211 Iconism aciei vulgata; (5) p. 213 Signum; (6) p. 215 Shields; (7) p. 216 Crown; (8) p. 218 Iconismus Triumphi; (9) p. 260 Antiquorum sacrificaandi ritus; (10) p. 266 Faustinae Nummus, Cavea Pullaria; (11) p. 366 Accumbendi; (12) p. 368 Circi et quinque ludicrorum circensium deformatio; (13) p. 369 Naumachiae id est navalis pugnae descriptio; (14) p. 370 Theater of Pompeo; (15) p. 376 Funus.

Editorial half canvas binding with hand-painted paper plates. Titles on the smooth back with signs of wear at the loosened joints. Pp. 20 nos. 390; with a total of 16 copper plates (including the allegorical engraved title page) of which 9 folded several times). Solid interior, clumsy one-card restoration, well-bound text block, trimmed edges but complete and well printed on clear strong papers.

De Romana Republica, sive de re Militari & Civili Romanorum, Ad explicandos Scriptores antiquos Auctore Petro Josepho Cantelio and Societate Jesus Editio fourth prior correctior & quam plurimis æneis figuris ornata.
Utrecht, F. Halman, Gulielmum van de Water 1696
Pierre Joseph Cantel, French historian and scholar, born in Les Ifs, 1645 - Paris 1684

Object Book
Number of Books 1
Subject History
Author/ Illustrator Cantel
Book Title Republica Romana, de Re Militari
Condition Good
Publication year oldest item 1696
Edition Illustrated Edition
Language Latin
Original language Yes
Publisher Utrecht, F. Halman, Gulielmum van de Water
Binding/ Material Half leather
Extras tipped in plates
Number of pages 414
Dimensions 153×102 mm
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