Comment on: Argument_08
It seems that both our books share the same topic. The book I had to analyze, called “Trattato di Camillo Agrippa … di trasportar la guglia in su la piazza di San Pietro” is also about Obelisk in ancient Rome. Another similarity is that our books were both written in the 16th century and both in Italian. In your book, the Italian word for obelisk is “obelischi” whereas in my book Camillo Agrippa (the author) uses the word “guglia”. Agrippa’s book only focuses on the Obelisk from San Pietro, whilst Mercati writes about different obelisks in Rome.Both books seem to have been written for people interested in architecture, they are both quite specific and technical. You also mention that there are no pictures in the book, which is also the case in the treatise from Agrippa.
Comment on : Xenotheka_09
Since the topic of my book “Trattato di Camillo Agrippa … di trasportar la guglia in su la piazza di San Pietro” was the Obelisk in San Pietro as well, I find it interesting to read how you proceeded for this task. I also searched for books about the obelisks in Rome (with the topic architecture as well) . I then decided, like you did, to focus on Sixtus V because it seemed really important in the context of the Obelisk of Sian Pietro. For this, I used “Sixtus V work” to search interesting books. It seems like you had a clearer idea of what you were looking for, since you did a more precise research based on “Acqua Felice”.