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Fea, Carlo

I reclami del Foro Trajano esposti al pubblico e giustificati.

Roma, Stamperia della R.C.A. 1832.

Reference: 14208
Price: £130 [convert currency]

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8vo. 26pp. Twentieth century wrappers.

A scarce pamphlet by Carlo Fea (1753-1836), a lawyer and antiquary who as Commissario delle Antichita for the city of Rome played a major role in the protection of archaeological sites in Rome and in its vicinity. Here he explains the legal grounds on which he had managed to prevent Count Valentini, a Roman banker and owner of the Palazzo Imperiali in the middle of the city, from building on the site of a demolished house at the back of his palace which had occupied part of the site of the Foro Traiano, the forum built by the Emperor Trajan with Trajan’s Column as its centrepiece. Fea’s historical survey of the relevant legislation takes his readers from the earliest times to the recent pontificate of Pope Pius VII, during which various named restorations of famous Roman buildings had taken place. Not in Olchski, Choix (where numerous other publications by Fea are listed).