[Section of a tower].
Fontana, Carlo, 1634-1714, artist.
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Physical details
1 drawing : ink, wash and graphite ; sheet 27.3 x 41.4 cm
Section of the hexagonal four-storey tower designed by Carlo Fontana for the harbour at Civitavecchia, with circular platform and battlement attached at left and cannons located between the merlons and through the openings under the circular windows in the wall of the tower; telescopes on tripods leaning over the cornice around the lantern under the dome.
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."