The Book Colonna Traiana Eretta Dal Senato written by Pietro Santo Bartoli is organised in sections, it starts with a devotement followed by building plans of the Traian column. After this part the biggest sections consists of the story which is also visible on the column. This part is followed by engravings of trophies of Traian and the names of financiers of the book.
On the first page the title is written in big letters becoming smaller and smaller from top to bottom. This page is followed by the devotement part which shows a stone plate with the devotement. In front of this plate putties an angel and a woman can be seen. The following Plans of the traians colum are views, floor plans and cross sections. The text in the story part and the building plans part works as a description for the images. The images in the story part are engraving images which have a storytelling characters because they are showings scenes consisting of people(soldiers), houses, trees, animals and boats. The parts in the image are numbered such as the text. The text part is placed in two columns under the images. The two columns are divided and delimited by lines, which form a frame. The text and image are placed in the middle of the page with a big distance to the edges of the pages. Compared to the text part the images are big, they have a much higher importance than the text part. All images of the story part are numbered, the number can be seen on the right side under the picture. The plans of the column are not numbered. The book works as an illustration and detailed description of the ornaments on the Traians column. It allows to study the building plans and especially the ornaments of the column. The book comments and describes the ornaments and its parts in detail.