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Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae

The "Mirror of Roman Magnificence"Created by: PICRYLDated: 2017
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Interior Reconstruction of the Colosseum
In 1540 Antonio Lafreri, a native of Besançon transplanted to Rome, began publishing maps and other printed images that depicted major monuments and antiquities in Rome. These images were produced to appeal to the taste for classical antiquity that fueled the Renaissance.
After Lafreri published a title page in the mid-1570s, collections of these prints came to be known as the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae, the "Mirror of Roman Magnificence." Tourists and other collectors who bought prints from Lafreri made their own selections and had them individually bound.
Over time, Lafreri's title page served as starting point for large and eclectic compilations, expanded and rearranged by generations of collectors.
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Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Galba, from The Twelve Caesars
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Roman Soldiers Fortifying their Camp, from Trajan's Column
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Moses after the sculpture by Michelangelo
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Portico of the Temple of Julius
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Portraits of Turkish Sultans
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Trophies of Marius
Giulio Romano - Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Naval Battle
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: View of Rome from the East
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Vitellius, from The Twelve Caesars
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Ornamental foliage from churches
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Theater of Marcellus
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: The Temple of Fortune in Rome
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: The Great Hall within the Farnese Palace
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Castrum, Michele Tramezzino
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Trophies of Marius
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Diana (Diana Triuia in aedibus)
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Satyr (Satyrus in caedibus)
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Monte Pincio Palace and Gardens
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Apollo Tending the Flocks of Admetus
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Interior Reconstruction of the Colosseum
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: View of Buildings Adjoining the Capitol
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Portraits of the Ancient Philosophers
Marcantonio Raimondi - Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Marcus Aurelius
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: The Coloseum
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Arch of Gallienus
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Sepulchre of Verannius
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Trophies of Marius
Cornelis Cort - Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Atreus Farnese
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Laocoon
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Sacrifice to Hercules
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Hercules (Hercules in aedibus Card. Burghesij)
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Claudius, from The Twelve Caesars
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Nerva, from The Twelve Caesars
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Domitian, from The Twelve Caesars
Ambrogio Brambilla - Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Papal Benediction
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Laocoon
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Esculapius (Esculapius in aedibus Card. Burghesij)
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: The Victory of Scipio
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Wooden Framework to Support Arches in a Building
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Cornice, Jacques Prevost de Gray
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Attilius Regulus in a Barrel
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Bacchus, Seated, Drinking from a Vase Presented by a Putto

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Bacchus, Seated, Drinking from a Vase...

Giulio Bonasone was an Italian painter and engraver born in Bologna. He possibly studied painting under Lorenzo Sabbatini, and painted a Purgatory for the church of San Stefano, but all his paintings have been ... More

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Sacrifice on the Campus Martius
Marco Dente - Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Laocoon
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Wild Animals, from antique wall paintings, plate 1
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Laocoon
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Dance of Fauns and Bacchants
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Front of a Building seen sideways through an arcade of four arches on its left front.
Giulio Romano - Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Naval Battle
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: The Triumph of Scipio
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: The Nile
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Octagonal Temple with a dome, surmounted by a domed turret, crowned with an eagle
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: The Column of Trajan
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Dance of Fauns and Bacchants
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Bacchus on the Shoulders of a Satyr
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Papal Benediction
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Interior and ground plan of an ogtagonal temple
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Romulus and Remus Building the Walls of Rome
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Otho, from The Twelve Caesars
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Portico of the Temple of Romulus
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Interior of the Lateran
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Titus, from The Twelve Caesars
Francesco Villamena - Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Farnese Palace
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: The Pantheon
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Column of Antoninus and a Roman Obelisk
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Alberini Palace
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Jupiter (Jupiter in aedibus Card. Burghesij)
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: St. Peter's
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: The Pineapple in the Courtyard of S. Pietro
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Comodus (Comodus in aedibus Card. Farnesij)
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Castello  Sant' Angelo
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: A Satyr and a Ram Clashing
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Sculpture of a faun standing in a niche after a statue in Scipione Borghese's villa
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: The Colosseum
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Arch of Constantine
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Roman Naval Battle
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: A Triton Carrying off a Nymph
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Cornice, Jacques Prevost de Gray
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: The Colosseum
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Interior and Exterior of the Colosseum
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Tiberius, from The Twelve Caesars
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Castello  Sant' Angelo
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Trophies of Marius
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Roman Horsemen, from Trajan's Column
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Nero, from The Twelve Caesars
Cornelis Bos - Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Marcus Aurelius
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Trajan Fighting the Dacians
Hieronymus Cock - Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Della Valle Museum
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Marsias (Marsias apud nobile quende)
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: The Lion Hunt
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Map of Greece
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Maison antique a Nymmes
Polidoro da Caravaggio - Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Naval Battle
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: The upper portion of Trajan's Column, showing arabesque work on the crowning turret
Enea Vico - Battista Franco - Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Flora
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Apollo (Apollo in aedibus Card. Burghesij)
Giulio Romano - Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Naval Battle
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Man Removing a Thorn from his Foot
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: A Roman Legion (from Trajan's Column)
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Portraits of the Ancient Philosophers
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