Argument_08: “De gli obelischi di Roma”, Michele Mercati.
I chose this book, because it has a lot of things in common with my book. The first thing that I noticed was the title, which points already out two similarities with my book: the obelisks and the city of Rome. The title of this book is less specific than mine, since in mine there is a reference to a specific obelisk in Rome: the Vatican obelisk. Another thing the two books have in common is the language: both were written in Italian. Moreover, both were written in the 16th century. One important difference, however, is the absence of pictures, as in my book there are many, and also some very large ones.
Argument_07: „Trattato di Camillo Agrippa … di trasportar la guglia in su la piazza di San Pietro”, Camillo Agrippa
This book is very similar to mine and to the one commented above. Here, too, one of the main topics are the obelisks, and in particular one obelisk also mentioned in the title: the one erected in St Peter’s square, which corresponds to the one my book mainly talks about. In this case, the connection between the two books is very precise, since, besides talking about the same obelisk, they both talk about how it was moved. Moreover, this book was also written in Italian and was written in the 16th century. As in the book mentioned above, the pictures are not in the centre of the book: in fact here there is only one.