I came across this book while looking for something like an encyclopedia in connection with travel. The title of my book is “Della architettura” written by Giuseppe Viola Zanini in 1629. It presents the five orders of architecture from this time. Your book is about the architecture of Italy at is period. Most of my book is also about the architecture of Italy, since Giuseppe Viola Zanini was born and raised in Italy, but in his book, he also shows the principles of symmetry and the geometric and mathematical aspects of the architecture of other regions and countries. Nevertheless, the principle of our books is the same, although yours focuses more on Italy and should therefore be presented in more detail there, whereas mine is more general, with more examples. In addition, both are optically equipped with many representations and convey the same values.
I became aware of your post when I looked up for the term columns. The title of my book is “Della architettura” written by Giuseppe Viola Zanini in 1629. Two books of architecture, showing with new symmetry the correct rules of the five orders of this architecture. Your book is also less about the exact and detailed representation and explanation of the pillars and more about an extensive collection of many different ones. Furthermore, the texts are made more understandable with many illustrations, whereby my book is also about the materials and about the definition of geometric and mathematical principles as just the representation of such. Another similarity is that both authors were Italian architects and lived at about the same time.