[Tyrrhenian Coast].
Fontana, Carlo, 1634-1714, artist.
Publication details
[between 1694 and 1696]
Physical details
1 drawing : ink and graphite ; sheet 26.8 x 40.8 cm
Plan of the Tyrrhenian coast, from the area around Civitavecchia and Santa Marinella to the mouth of the River Tiber at Ostia Antica, with view of Rome; empty cartouche above and compass and scale within ribbon below.
Tyrrhenian Coast (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). In Parte Seconda, chapter eleven, Fontana provides a list of ports and shelters along the coast around Civitavecchia near Rome (pp. 28-29)."