The Basilica Pauli Amelii or more commonly, the Basilica Aemelia was mentioned by Cicero. He refers to 2 basilicas by this name, one of which was restored by Paulus Aemilius and the other built by him. Both are located in the Roman forum. It was built by Lucius Aemilius Lepidus Paullus, and and inaugurated in 34 BC. Pliny considered the Basilica Aemelia to be one of the most beautiful buildings in Rome.
Antiquae Urbis Splendor, Hoc Est Praecipua Eiusdem Templa Amphitheatra Theatra Circi Naumachiae Arcus Triumphales Mausolea .
Romae, Apresso Vitale Mascardi, Roma, 1612-1622.
FROM THE VERY SCARCE FIRST ISSUE ISSUED IN PARTS UNTIL 1622. CORRESPONDINGLY THE ENGRAVING ARE PARTICULARLY CRISP AND WELL DEFINED. In this, and only this, issue there is not text to the verso of the engravings
FINE ENGRAVING from one of the most influential and beautiful works on the monuments and antiquities of ancient Rome. The Antiquae urbis splendor, ('The Splendor of the Ancient City') served as an important reference book and source of inspiration for many writers and artists. Giacomo Lauro was a roman printmaker active from 1583 to about 1650.