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Arena, Verona: section showing stairs and internal passageways

RIBA95440
NOTES: The source of this engraving is Francesco Scipione Maffei, 'De gli anfiteatri' (Verona, 1728), pl. X. This comes from a sketchbook put together by Ambrose Phillipps containing measured drawings and engravings of French and Roman buildings as well as designs for the house and garden buildings at Garendon Park, Leicestershire, the compiler's home.

Arena, Verona (left) and Colosseum, Rome (right): half-plans comparing the designs

RIBA95441
NOTES: The source of this engraving is Francesco Scipione Maffei, 'De gli anfiteatri' (Verona, 1728), pl. VIII. This comes from a sketchbook put together by Ambrose Phillipps containing measured drawings and engravings of French and Roman buildings as well as designs for the house and garden buildings at Garendon Park, Leicestershire, the compiler's home.

Arena, Verona: plan of the covering (velarium) over the arena

RIBA95442
NOTES: The source of this engraving is Francesco Scipione Maffei, 'De gli anfiteatri' (Verona, 1728), pl. XII. This comes from a sketchbook put together by Ambrose Phillipps containing measured drawings and engravings of French and Roman buildings as well as designs for the house and garden buildings at Garendon Park, Leicestershire, the compiler's home.

Arena, Verona: second floor plan

RIBA95443
NOTES: The source of this engraving is Francesco Scipione Maffei, 'De gli anfiteatri' (Verona, 1728), pl. XI. This comes from a sketchbook put together by Ambrose Phillipps containing measured drawings and engravings of French and Roman buildings as well as designs for the house and garden buildings at Garendon Park, Leicestershire, the compiler's home.

Arena, Verona: details of one of the arches with order

RIBA95444
NOTES: The source of this engraving is Francesco Scipione Maffei, 'De gli anfiteatri' (Verona, 1728), pl. VI. This comes from a sketchbook put together by Ambrose Phillipps containing measured drawings and engravings of French and Roman buildings as well as designs for the house and garden buildings at Garendon Park, Leicestershire, the compiler's home.

Arena, Verona: details of cornices

RIBA95445
NOTES: The source of this engraving is Francesco Scipione Maffei, 'De gli anfiteatri' (Verona, 1728), pl. VII. This comes from a sketchbook put together by Ambrose Phillipps containing measured drawings and engravings of French and Roman buildings as well as designs for the house and garden buildings at Garendon Park, Leicestershire, the compiler's home.

Colosseum, Rome: elevation and section with the top storey drawn in [by Phillipps?]

RIBA95446
NOTES: The source of this engraving is Francesco Scipione Maffei, 'De gli anfiteatri' (Verona, 1728), pl. IIII. This comes from a sketchbook put together by Ambrose Phillipps containing measured drawings and engravings of French and Roman buildings as well as designs for the house and garden buildings at Garendon Park, Leicestershire, the compiler's home.

Colosseum, Rome: details of impost and pedestals

RIBA95447
NOTES: This comes from a sketchbook put together by Ambrose Phillipps containing measured drawings and engravings of French and Roman buildings as well as designs for the house and garden buildings at Garendon Park, Leicestershire, the compiler's home.

Amphitheatre at Pola (Pula): perspective of the walls of the arena

RIBA95448
NOTES: The source of this engraving is Francesco Scipione Maffei, 'De gli anfiteatri' (Verona, 1728), pl. XIV. This comes from a sketchbook put together by Ambrose Phillipps containing measured drawings and engravings of French and Roman buildings as well as designs for the house and garden buildings at Garendon Park, Leicestershire, the compiler's home.

Amphitheatre at Pola (Pula): details

RIBA95449
NOTES: The source of this engraving is Francesco Scipione Maffei, 'De gli anfiteatri' (Verona, 1728), pl. XV. This comes from a sketchbook put together by Ambrose Phillipps containing measured drawings and engravings of French and Roman buildings as well as designs for the house and garden buildings at Garendon Park, Leicestershire, the compiler's home.

Amphitheatre, Nimes: details of column base, capital and entablature

RIBA95451
NOTES: This comes from a sketchbook put together by Ambrose Phillipps containing measured drawings and engravings of French and Roman buildings as well as designs for the house and garden buildings at Garendon Park, Leicestershire, the compiler's home.

Measured drawing of the amphitheatre, Tusculum: plan, section and details

RIBA96026
NOTES: Tusculum was a Roman city in the Alban Hills. After its destruction in 1191 it was used as a source of stone and it became overgrown with woodland and pasturage. As mentioned in the note on the drawing, in 1806 Lucien Bonaparte sponsored the first campaign of excavation on the site. In the lower corner of the drawing is a portion of the small theatre which was on the site. The measurements for this drawing were made by Parke and Frederick Catherwood.
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