Saturday, July 18, 2015

16C & 17C Italian Gardens & Grounds

1574 The Belvedere garden in the Vatican by Mario Cartaro  (fl.1560 - 1620)

1575 View of the gardens of the Villa d'Este in Tivoli, as constructed by Ippolito d'Este

1579 Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae. Aeriel view of the Vatican Belvedere including the gardens, the Basilica of St. Peter to left, and other monuments nearby.

1581 Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae.  View of the Villa and garden of the Gran Duke of Tuscany on Monte Pincio in Rome Etching

1590 View and plan of a Palace and the gardens of the summer residence of Pope Sixtus V, near the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, in Rome

1683 Prospettiva del Giardino Pontifico Givoanni Battista Falda (1643-1648) Li Giardini di Roma

The Horti Farnesiani on the Monte Palatino in Rome, created in 1500s The Palatine Hill was the birth ground of Rome when it started as Roma Quadrata.