The book „Bartholomaei Marliani Vrbis Romae Topographia Accvratè, Tvm Ex Vetervm, tum etiam recentiorum auctorum fontibus hausta : Cui accessere Hieronymi Ferrutij Romani quamplures additiones ex his primum quæ celebria in Vrbe erecta & aucta sunt : Cum indice rerum, & locorum locupletissimo ad studiosorum omnium communem vtilitatem“ by Bartolomeo Marliani is a book about the ancient city of rome. The work describes several ancient buildings, sculptures and other pieces of art, through mostly a continuous text with explaining images.
The book is structured accordingly. It is divided into several different parts, which are named over a double page in the headline. The book starts with an introduction, and then the main content follows which is subdivided into numerous different chapters that are counted in roman numbers. At the end of the book a table of contents of the various words can be found. They are arranged alphabetically with the respective page number behind.
The illustrations in the text show some detailed perspective drawings of ancient buildings, fountains, sculptures and other artworks. The images in the text are always framed with a fine, small, black line. Most of the Illustrations cover the full width of the book’s page and the text continues underneath it. Some are on the outer side of the page, while the text flows around it. Within the frame of the image/illustration is a title, which describes the content in capital letters. The illustrations are not enumerated.
The font of which most of the text consists, is comparable to the following font: “Oronteus Finaeus” and the size of it measures approximately 11pt (point sizes). The numeration of the pages can be found on the upper right corner, it’s interesting that every double-page counts as one page. The first letter of each Chapter is always presented in a square illustration measuring four full lines.