Aldrich, Henry; Smyth, Philip [Übers.]
The Elements Of Civil Architecture: According To Vitruvius And Other Ancients, And The Most Approved Practice Of Modern Authors, Especially Palladio — London, 1789 [Cicognara Nr. 395]

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INTRODUCTION. lv

Peter; but, finding on his arrival there the Pope
dead, and all things in confusion, he made no other
advantage of that journey than to review and re-
measure chose relics of Roman magnificence, he had
before examined and admired., He further corrected,
his measures and deligns in a fifth journey to that
capital, in company of some Venetian Gentlemen
his friends. About this time he printed a little book
of those antiquities, usually joined to that entituled
Mirabilia Romas. Thus diligently prepared, he at
his return entered vigorously on pra&ice, with the
most advantageous offers of employment in his own,
country, and out of it. At 29 years he was intruded
with the conduit of the public Palace at Udine,
called II Castello, begun by John Fontana. Near
the same time he planned, and direited the execution
of, the porticos inclosing on three sides the great
hall of Justice at Vicenza; a work of which he
speaks (B. III. C. 20, of his Archite&ure) with more
consciousness of his success than he has upon any
other occasion discovered. He was invited by the
Cardinal of Trent to build his palace in that city.
By Emanuel Filibert, Duke of Savoy, on the same
account. By the city of Bologna, for the front os
the great church of St. Petronio, for which he made
four different designs. By that of Brescia, for the
rebuilding the public palace there, nearly desiroyed
by fire. The Republic os Venice, his natural sove-
reign, both pensioned and employed him, after the
death of Sansovino, on all occasions. In Vicenza,
and its neighbourhood, he left ample proof os his su-

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