[Plan of a tower].
Fontana, Carlo, 1634-1714, artist.
Publication details
Physical details
1 drawing : ink, wash and graphite ; sheet 56.7 x 27.3 cm
Project for an hexagonal tower in the Harbour at Civitavecchia, with plan showing details of its location in the pier and of the two adjacent symmetrical platforms at the front and the back. A flap attached to the right edge of the sheet covers the rear platform and shows what the tower would look like with only one platform.
Civitavecchia (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). See related drawings in same volume."