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

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RIBApix ref no RIBA95441
CountryItaly
Subject Date1980
Image Date1728
ViewPlan
StyleRoman
MediumPrint
Library ReferenceVOS/75 f.24 verso
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes 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.

Subject tags

amphitheatres, entertainment buildings