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The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo

Publishing Manager: Johan Van der Beke
Imprint: Harvey Miller
Publisher: Royal Collection Trust
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The 'Museo Cartaceo' ('Paper Museum') is a collection of some 10,000 watercolours, drawings and prints, assembled during the seventeenth century by the Roman patron and collector Cassiano dal Pozzo and his brother Carlo Antonio. It represents one of the most significant attempts before the age of photography to embrace human knowledge in visual form. The drawings depict ancient art and material culture, architecture, zoology, botany, geology and natural curiosities; the prints cover topography and architecture, military maps, ceremonies and processions, costumes, portraits and genre. The collection provides us with a major tool for understanding the intellectual concerns of a period during which the foundations of our own scientific methods were established.

The catalogue raisonné, in 37 volumes, gives unprecedented access to this major source of reference for the intellectual, cultural, artistic and scientific history of seventeenth-century Europe. The drawings are illustrated as full page colour plates and catalogued in two series: Series A covers Antiquities and Architecture, Series B Natural History. A third series is dedicated to the Prints: Series C.

Series A: Antiquities and Architecture

Series B: Natural History

Series C: Prints


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Statues and Busts

Amanda Claridge, Eloisa Dodero
ISBN 978-1-912554-57-7 HMPMA 4 | 2023 € 115,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Sarcophagi and Other Reliefs

4 volumes Amanda Claridge, Eloisa Dodero
ISBN 978-1-912554-56-0 HMPMA 3 | 2022 € 235,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

The Print Collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo. II: Architecture, Topography and Military Maps

Mark McDonald
ISBN 978-1-912554-21-8 HMPMC 2 | 2019 € 170,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Egyptian and Roman Antiquities and Renaissance Decorative Arts

Elena Vaiani, Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodinò, Helen Whitehouse
ISBN 978-1-909400-92-4 HMPMA 8 | 2018 € 170,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

The Print Collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo. I: Ceremonies, Costumes, Portraits and Genre

Mark McDonald
ISBN 978-1-909400-78-8 HMPMC 1 | 2017 € 170,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Birds, Other Animals and Natural Curiosities

Henrietta McBurney, Paula Findlen, Caterina Napoleone, Ian Rolfe, Arthur MacGregor, Arturo Morales-Muñiz, Eufrasia Roselló-Izquierdo, Kathie Way, Onno Wijnands
ISBN 978-1-909400-60-3 HMPMB 4 | 2017 € 170,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

The Antichità Diverse Album

Elena Vaiani
ISBN 978-1-905375-75-2 HMPMA 5 | 2016 € 115,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Flora: Federico Cesi's Botanical Manuscripts

Brent Elliott, Luigi Guerrini, David Pegler
ISBN 978-1-905375-78-3 HMPMB 7 | 2015 € 230,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Renaissance and Later Architecture and Ornament

Paul Davies, David Hemsoll
ISBN 978-1-905375-77-6 HMPMA 10 | 2013 € 170,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Classical Manuscript Illustrations

Amanda Claridge, Ingo Herklotz
ISBN 978-1-905375-76-9 HMPMA 6 | 2012 € 115,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Flora: The Aztec Herbal

Martin Clayton, Luigi Guerrini, Alejandro de Ávila
ISBN 978-1-905375-30-1 HMPMB 8 | 2009 € 115,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Flora: The Erbario Miniato and Other Drawings

Fabio Garbari, Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi
ISBN 978-1-905375-18-9 HMPMB 6 | 2007 € 170,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)


David Pegler, David Freedberg
ISBN 978-1-905375-05-9 HMPMB 2 | 2006 € 230,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Ancient Roman Topography and Architecture

Ian Campbell
ISBN 978-1-872501-12-3 HMPMA 9 | 2004 € 230,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Ancient Inscriptions

William Stenhouse
ISBN 978-1-872501-45-1 HMPMA 7 | 2002 € 115,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Ancient Mosaics and Wallpaintings

Helen Whitehouse
ISBN 978-1-872501-57-4 HMPMA 1 | 2001 € 115,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Fossil Woods and Other Geological Specimens

David Freedberg, Andrew C. Scott
ISBN 978-1-872501-91-8 HMPMB 3.1 | 2000 € 115,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Early Christian and Medieval Antiquities

Other Mosaics, Paintings, Sarcophagi and Small Objects John Osborne, Amanda Claridge
ISBN 978-1-872501-67-3 HMPMA 2.2 | 1998 € 115,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Citrus Fruit

David Freedberg, Enrico Baldini
ISBN 978-1-872501-88-8 HMPMB 1 | 1997 € 115,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Early Christian and Medieval Antiquities

Mosaics and Wallpaintings in Roman Churches John Osborne, Amanda Claridge
ISBN 978-1-872501-62-8 HMPMA 2.1 | 1996 € 115,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)