The Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae ("Mirror of the Magnificence of Rome") was a Renaissance "coffee table book" of prints of the sights of Rome, especially the antiquities, produced by the French print seller and publisher Antonio Lafreri (–). He had been publishing and distributing such prints, and selling them at his shop in Rome, since the s. - An assortment of engravings of buildings, monuments, and sculptures of ancient and Renaissance Rome produced for 16th-century travelers and probably selected by the printer-engravers from a larger set. Cf. "Das Speculum romanae magnificentiae des Antonio Lafreri" in Huelsen, Christian C.F. Collectanea variae doctrinae Leoni S. Olschki , CASE 1 ANTONIO LAFRERI AND THE SPECULUM ROMANAE MAGNIFICENTIAE 1. Title page of the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae. Etching with engraving, Etienne Dupérac ()?, engraver. Antonio Lafreri, publisher. Chicago Speculum Number: A1. 2. The Capitoline Wolf. Engraving, Antonio Lafreri, publisher. Chicago Speculum Number: B 3. Castel . The "Speculum Romanae magnificentiae" of Antonio Lafreri a monument of the Renaissance, together with a description of a Bertelli collection of maps, offered for sale by Bernard Quaritch Limited, London. This edition published in by in London.
Antonio Lafreri's Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae Peter Parshall Print collecting in the Renaissance is not very well understood, mainly because prints were numerous, comparatively inexpensive, and therefore rarely inven-toried. They are less likely than other sorts of objects to come down to us with a clear indication of their origi-nal setting. This engraving was made by the publisher Antoine Lafréry’s nephew and heir Claude Duchet and is considered to be part of Lafréry’s Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae, a massive compilation that aspired to document nearly every extant monument in Rome. : Antonio Lafreri - 20x14 Art Print by Museum Prints - Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Carnival Games held in The Mount Testaccio in Rome: Posters & Prints. In he finished the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae, a collection of engravings of Rome, organized in three volumes. In the Bavarian State Library bought from a private collector the Atlases of Lafrery for million euro.
: Antonio Lafreri - 24x20 Gold Ornate Frame and Double Matted Museum Art by Museum Prints Titled: Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: The Seven Churches of Rome (Le Sette Chiese di Roma): Posters & Prints. Title: Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Portraits of the Emperors from Julius Caesar to Rudolf II; Creator: Giovanni Ambrogio Brambilla|Claudio Duchetti|Antonio Lafreri; Date Created: ; Physical Dimensions: sheet: 16 7/8 x 22 1/8 in. ( x cm) plate: . Get this from a library! Das Speculum Romanae magnificentiae des Antonio Lafreri,. [Christian Hülsen]. Three Prints of Inscriptions—Antonio Lafreri and His Contact with Jean Matal BIRTE RUBACH Printing and Protecting Ancient Remains in the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae DAVID KARMON Restoration and Translation in Juan de Valverde’s Historia de la composision del cuerpo humano ROSE MARIE SAN JUAN The Public Utility of Prints REBECCA ZORACH.