[Eight views of fragments of the aqueduct crossing the land of the Volsci].
Fontana, Carlo, 1634-1714, artist.
Publication details
[between 1694 and 1696]
Physical details
1 drawing : ink and graphite ; sheet 27 x 41.5 cm
Page divided in nine vignettes, eight of them showing different aspects of the Roman hydraulic works studied by Carlo Fontana in Lazio, including tunnels, trenches, catchbasins, wells, and a ground plan and section of a settling tank. Nine vignette blank (possibly reserved for title). On two sheets.
Lazio (Italy)
Additional information
Bound in one of the three volumes of drawings by Carlo Fontana formerly in the collection of Cardinal Albani, acquired by James Adam for George III in 1762 and later transferred to his Geographical Collections. The drawings are preceded by a blank page annotated: 'Drawn Sketches of Civita Vecchia, its ancient Buildings & Neighbouring Country by Fontana 1694'. Probably made in connection with 'the short unillustrated book [Fontana] published in 1710 on Porto d'Anzio, Antio e sue Antichita_" (see Braham, A., and Hager, H., Carlo Fontana: The Drawings at Windsor Castle, London, 1977, p. 132). The last chapter of Parte Prima includes a section on 'Acqua - Condotti per commodo de_ Volsci' (p. 7). The previous blank page facing this drawing bears the annotation in pencil 'no mr & mrs bute [?]' on its binding edge."