Piazza e Portici della Basilica Vaticana from: Il Nuovo Teatro delle Fabbriche, et Edificii, in Prospettiva di Rome Moderna (...)

Artist:
Designed by Giovanni Battista Falda (Italian, Valduggia 1643–1678 Rome)
Publisher:
Published by Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi (Italian, Rome 1627–1691 Rome)
Published in:
Rome
Date:
1665–69
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Plate: 7 3/16 x 11 3/8 in. (18.2 x 28.9 cm)
Sheet: 10 11/16 x 15 7/16 in. (27.2 x 39.2 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1931
Accession Number:
31.67.4(1)
Not on view
Bird's-eye view of the square and arcade in front of Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome. The arcade is depicted in a stage of the plans that was never realized with a third part of the arcade on the far side, leaving only two narrow entrances to the square. Numbers are added near several notable buildings and monuments which are identified below the image.
Inscription: 'PIAZZA E PORTICI DELLA BASILICA VATICANA FATTI DA N. S. PAPA / ALESANDRO SETTIMO.'; '1. Basilica di S. Pietro. / 2. Portici fatti da N. Sig. / 3. Palazzo Apostolico'; '4. Obelisco del' Circo di Caio, e / Nerone / 5 Palazzo del' Sant' Officio.'; 'Per Gio. Jacomo Rossi in Roma alla Pace co P. del S. P.'; 'Gio. Batta Falda di. et. f.
Destailleur, Liv et Est. 646 (gives 87 plates in all); Jessen 1304; Univ.Cat.I.532; Graesse II.549; S.K.B. 2666.p. 549 (lists 5 parts, indicates 2 more plates to Book III