Book Id: 43561 Reipublicae Romane commentariorum libri tres. Onofrio Panvinio.
Reipublicae Romane commentariorum libri tres

Reipublicae Romane commentariorum libri tres

Publisher Information: Venice: Ex officina Erasmiana apud Vincentium Valgrisium, 1558.

Panvinio, Onofrio (1529-68). Reipublicae romanae commentariorum libri tres. [16], 947, [11]pp. Venice: Ex officina Erasmiana apud Vincentium Valgrisium, 1558. 173 x 112 mm. Limp vellum ca. 1558, title in ink on the spine, spine darkened and with 2 small tears in the upper extremity. Minor toning but very good.

First Edition. Panvinio, a noted antiquary and archeologist, was librarian to Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, the great 16th-century collector and patron of the arts. Panvinio’s history of the Roman republic is divided into three books. “In Book I, on topography, he treated the ‘image of the old city—that is, the ancient buildings’ (‘priscae urbis imagino, id est, vetusta aedificia’). He included the origin, location, boundary, gates, streets, hills, and regions of the city. Book II dealt with institutions; it had a separate title-page and was called ‘The Roman state’ (‘Civitas romana’). It was original in that it aimed to present not an organizational plan but a history—scared and secular—of Roman institutions . . . Book III was concerned with the Empire outside of the city of Rome (“Imperium romanum’)—that is, the provinces” Bauer, The Invention of Papal History, p. 57). Panvinio is best known for his great archeological map of Rome, produced in 1565.

Book Id: 43561

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