For this task I searched for terms and found a lot of different posts/ books to compare with my posts/book. I limited my comments to two books and wrote about the connections of them with my book. (Le antichità romane; Giovanni Battista Piranesi, published in 1756)
Comment 1: in response to Xenotheka_105
After searching for a while I came across your post and as I read your text I immediately found a lot of similarities between our books.
The name of my book is “Le antichità romane” written by Govanni Battista Piranesi.
First of all his book is also written in italian and it contains a lot of large, exact drawings. Same as your book mine is also filled with a lot of detailed (nearly mathematical) drawings of columns and ornaments.
Secondly the first book you compared to your book, “Eighteenth-Century Architecture” by van Eck, treats the same topics as mine does. Not only was my book written in the eighteenth- century, it also contains a lot of drawings and texts about ornaments, as in this book chapter 4 (“Ornament in Architecture” by Jean-François Bédard ).
I was really surprised after comparing our books and posts that there could be so many connections made and that even your book from Xenotheka is a lot like them. This was really interesting.
Comment 2: in response to Argument_61
I came across your post, while searching for ‘column’.
The title of my book is “Le antichità romane” written by Giovanni Battista Piranesi in 1756.
I searched for the term ‘coloum’ because in my book there are a loot of detailed drawings of columns and ornaments. Whilst your book is rather a lexicon for columns, mine is filled with different arrangements of columns. There are drawings of floor plans and temples etc., which show how these different columns were used at the time. Nevertheless I think it’s really interesting that both of our books are filled with drawings of columns and little texts to understand them better.
Even though you didn’t meet your book at the time being, you said that you think the size of the book and drawings are larger than usual. This is compatible with my book, where the pictures sometimes can be unfolded so that they take up to four pages in complete.
Another comparison is that the writers both lived in rome for a long time.
This research showed me that a lot of italian architects or writers used columns and ornaments as a base for their books, which mostly include a lot of large detailed drawings.