The titel of the book means that the trajans column was built by the senate and the roman people to the emperor trajan agustus in his forum in rome.It is telling about the history of the Dacian War. So the topics are Trajans Column, the Dacian War 1, the Dacian War 2 and the Dacians.
This book is dedicated to „the most christian majesty of Louis XIV. King of France and Navarre“.
There is no index or list of content. The first Page is a Plate with a trajans column bigger size than the book. The book contains 119 Kupferstiche Underneath each image is a a summarization and somentimes medals, trophies or inscriptions. The book contains 257 sides.
The book is 31,5 x 45,5 x 4 cm, and the cover is made of calfskin. The book is quite large so you see the illustration really detailled. The large Illustrations make them seem as if they are really important. The focus is on the action of the illustration. In each engraving you see pictures with action.
The author is pietro santi Bartoli. Bartoli belonged to a group of antiquarians, artists and lovers of art and antiquities in 17th centruy Tome. Bartoli devoted himself to the reproduciotn of ancient art works and can be one of the main representative od archaeoligical direction of Roman engraving. He did numerous drawings, which where engraved and build in books.
The publisher of the book is Giacomo de Rossi and there is a stamp from Roma.