The State or Territory OF THE CHURCH, Within the City of Rome.
The Church of S. Peter.
AS you enter at the great Door, the first Chappel on the right hand of the Cru∣cifix is all painted by the hand of Lanfranco.
Then follows in the same part of the Church the great Altar-piece of the Martyrdom of S. Se∣bastian, a singular work of Dominichino.
The Cuppola over this Altar is Mosaick work, and the Design of Pietro da Cortona.
In like manner follows the Chappel of the Sacrament, where is a Piece of the same Pietro da Cortona representing the Coronation of our B. Lady. The Cuppola of this Chappel is also Mosaick, and the Design of the same Authour.
Walking under this Chappel, on the front there is a Square of Mutiano.
Page 2 Following on, in the cross Isle on the right hand there is a Side of one of the Altars, which is the work of Monsieur Possine, representing the Miracle of S. Erasomus, a very beautifull piece.
Being gone a little farther, you see the fa∣mous little Bark of S. Peter, a singular good work of Lanfranco.
The Square right over against this is the hand of Camassei, and denotes the Miracle done by the Apostle S. Peter, when he caused the wa∣ter to spring up in the Prison for baptizing withall.
Then follows directly in view the speciall Picture which demonstrates when S. Petronilla was laid in the Sepulchre: it is the work of Guercin da Cento.
Turning towards the Chair at the head of the Church, and having passed the said Chair, you see on your left hand a stately Picture which re∣presents S. Peter going to the Temple with S. John, and doing the Miracle of curing the lame: a most superb work of Chivoli.
Advancing a little forward along the cross Isle, and being past the Sacristie, there is a Picture which denotes the Miracle of S. Gregory holding a bloudy Handkerchief in his hand: a most beautiful work of Andrea Sacchi.
Those Pictures of the four Altars under the Pilasters of the great Cuppola are by the hand of the same Sacchi.
The Church of S. Martha behind S. Peter's.
Entring this Church at the great Door you see the Picture of S. Ʋrsilla, and on the left hand is a Picture of two* Eremits, the work of Lanfranco.
The Church of S. Peter in Montorio.
Here you will admire the most famous great Altar-piece, and, as I may say, the unparallel'd Picture of great Raphael. It signifies the Trans∣figuration of our Saviour.
The Church of S. Onofrio.
Before you enter this Church, there is a little Lodgment wherein are painted three Half-moons, by the hand of Dominichino.
Within this Church on the right hand there is a Picture which represents the Holy House as it was transported into Italy by the Angels, the work of Hannibal Carache.
The Church of S. Mary in Transtevere.
Upon the Roof of this Church is a Square, wherein you find represented the Assumption of our B. Lady; a beautifull work of Dominichino.
The Church of S. Francis on the Bank.
Entring at the great Gate, there stands a Pic∣ture within a Chappel on the left hand, which signifies the Lady of Pietie, the work of Han∣nibal Carache.
The Church of S. Bartholomew in the Island.
In this Church there are four Chappels pain∣ted by Anthony Carache, one on the right hand as you enter the great Door, the other three on the left, all very fair works.
The Church of S. Trinity de ponte Sisto.
That Piece of the Trinity of the great Al∣tar done by Guido Reno is a work worth great admiration.
The Church of S. Charles de Catenari.
The four Angles of the Cuppola do demon∣strate the four Cardinal Vertues, by the hand of Dominichino.
The Tribunal of this Church is the hand of Lanfranco.
Page 5 The great Picture is of Pietro da Cortona.
Another Picture of the Pilgrimage of S. Joseph is by Andrea Sacci.
The Church of S. Bridget in Piazza furnete.
You will find in this Church an Altar-piece of our Lady with the Child Jesus and S. John, by Hannibal Carache.
The Church of S. Petronio Bolognesi near unto the Farnese.
The Piece of the great Altar with our Lady and other Saints is the work of Dominichino.
The Church of Girolamo della Carità.
At the great Altar you see most rare Pictures by Dominichino, representing the Communion of the above-named Saint.
The Church of S. Catharina de Funari.
Entring at the great Door, the Piece of the first Altar on the right hand, with a S. Margaret and a Christ over the said Altar, is the work of Hannibal Carache.
Page 6 The two Histories on the sides of the great Altar are the works of Frederico Zucchari.
The Church of S. Paul without the Walls.
In a Chappel near to the great Altar there are two Squares with the Histories of Moses, and in the Sacristie there are divers other Squares; all the works of Lanfranco.
The Church called the Baptism of Constan∣tine near to S. John in the Laterane.
Here you see two great Histories: one repre∣sents the Battel of the Emperour Constantine the Great; the other is the Triumph of the second Battel: both by the hand of Camassei.
All those Squares around the little Cuppola, as also divers Boys, are the work of Andrea Sacchi.
The Church of S. Paul at the Three Fountains.
There is a Table which demonstrates the Cru∣cifixion of S. Peter, a most fair work, by Guido Reno.
The Church of S. Luke in Campo Vaccino.
The great Altar-piece denotes S. Luke as he is painting the Picture of our Blessed Lady; the work of * divine Raphael.
The Church of S. Lorenzo de Spetiali in Campo Vaccino.
The high Altar with the forenamed Saint is the hand of Pietro da Cortona: and entring the same Church, the first Picture on your left hand is the work of Dominichino.
The Church of S. Sebastian above the Pulveriere.
Here is the Piece of the great Altar with the Martyrdome of the said Saint, done by the hand of Camassei.
The Church of S. Gregory.
In the Chappel of this Saint is a singular good Piece by Hannibal Carache.
The Chappel of S. Andrew adjoyning to the foresaid Church of S. Gregory.
As you enter this Church, on your right hand you see a History painted in *fresco, which represents this Saint when he was buffeted; a stupendious work of Domini∣chino: on the left hand is, when the said Saint was conducted to his Martyrdome; a singular work of Guido Reno.
In another little Chappel adjoyning to this, you see the little Tribunal, where are divers Boys playing upon variety of Instruments.
The Round Church of S. Stephano.
The Picture of the first Chappel as you enter on your left hand with a Madonna and the Child Jesus, S. Elizabeth, a S. John and a Joseph, is the work of divine Raphael.
The Church of S. Bibbiana.
Where you may see divers Pictures concer∣ning the life of this Saint, by Pietro de Cortona.
The Church of S. Maria Maggiore.
In the Chappel of our B. Lady are divers Saints, beautifull Pieces, of Guido Reno: the Cuppola of this Chappel is by the hand of Civoli.
The Picture aloft and near to this Chappel sig∣nifies a Madonna, by Guido Reno. That Square near to the Crucifix represents when Christ rais'd Lazarus from the dead; 'tis the work of Mutiano.
The Church of Madonna della Victoria.
Entring the great Door, the second Chap∣pel on the right hand is all painted with the History of S. Francis, by the hand of Domini∣chino.
There is another Table of the Trinity, by Guer∣cin da Cento.
The Church of S. Bernard, having passed the Four Fountains.
The great Altar-piece is the hand of Andrea Sacchi.
In the same Church there is a Picture of S. Ber∣nard, by Camassei.
The Church of the Fathers Capuchines.
As you enter at the great Door, the first Altar on the right hand, representing S. Michael the Arch-angel, is a rare work of Guido Reno: and on the left hand is demonstrated the Conver∣sion of S. Paul; a very fair Piece of Pietro da Cortona.
A little onward you see the Picture of the Lady of Piety, by the hand of Camassei.
Then follows a Picture on which is painted the Nativity of our Saviour, by the hand of Lanfranco.
After that is another Picture of the B. Virgin, and an holy Bishop, by Andrea Sacchi.
Afterwards is the high Altar-piece with the Conception of the B. Virgin, the work of Lan∣franco.
Let us turn off to the other part of the Church, and we shall see the Picture which de∣monstrates St. Anthony of Padua raising a man from the dead. An excellent work of Andrea Sacchi.
The Church of S. Isodoro.
The great Altar-piece with this Saint praying, is the work of Andrea Sacchi.
The Church of S. Joseph.
The great Altar-piece represents a Dream of this Saint, by the hand of Andrea Sacchi.
And at your entrance, you distinctly see a piece done by the hand of Lanfranco.
The Church of St. Trinity on the Mount.
Here are seen two Chapells, one demonstrates when our Saviour was taken from the Cross; and the other the Assumption of the B. Virgin, both marvellous works of Daniel da Voltera.
The Church of Madonna del Popolo.
In the Chapell of the Chigi are several figures of divine Raphaell.
And in the Chapell on the right hand of the great Altar is seen a Piece of the Assumption of the B. Virgin, and above this are several histories, to be reckoned amongst the best works of Han∣niball Carache.
The Church of S. Lorenzo in Lucciná.
Here is seen a very fair Piece of our Saviour upon the Cross, by the hand of Guido Reno.
The Church of S. Maria Inviolata.
The Tribunall demonstrates the Assumption of the B. Virgin, an excellent piece, by Camassei.
The Church of S. Romualdo.
The Piece of the High-Altar with this Saint, is a most stately work of Andrea Sacchi.
The Church of S. Sylvester upon Monte Cavallo.
Being entred the great Door, you may ob∣serve in the second Chapell on your left hand, two Freezes of Boyes in*Chiaro Scuro, by Polidoro.
Then follows the Chapell on the right hand of the great Altar, and there are on the four Angles of the little Cuppola, four Histories of the Old Testament.
The First is Queen Esther falling before the King her Husband.
The Second, as they are discoursing together.
The Third is King David, playing on the Harp, before the Ark.
The Fourth is Judith, when she shews the Head of Holofernes, all by the hand of Domini∣chino.
The Palace on Monte Cavallo.
That Chapell where the Pope sayes Mass is all excellently painted, by Guido Reno.
The Church of Jesus.
Entering the great door, on your left hand, you may see many Saints, done by Guiacome Bas∣sano.
The high Altar-piece demonstrates the Presen∣tation of the B. Virgin at the Temple, by the hand of Mutiano.
The Church of S. Andrew in the Valley.
The Tribunall, with the four Angles are mar∣vellously well done, by Dominichino.
The Cuppola also is a stately work of Lan∣franco.
The Picture of the Blessed Caëtano, is by the hand of Camassei.
And that of the Blessed Andrea Avelino, is the hand of Lanfranco.
The Church of S. Lorenzo in D•maso.
Here is seen the high Altar-piece, being the work of Frederico Zurthari.
Page 14 The Chapell on the right hand of the great Altar is the work of Pietro da Cartona.
The Spanish Church of S. Giacomo.
The Chapell of S. Diego is all painted by Al∣bano. The design of Carache.
The French Church of S. Lewis.
Entering at the great door, the second Cha∣pell an the right hand is all excellently painted, by Dominichino, with the History of the life of S. Cecilia. Onely excepting the Altar-piece which is a copy after Raphael, copied by Guido Reno from the Original, which they preserve at Bolognia.
The great Altar-piece is the work of Gia∣como Bassano, representing the Assumption of the B. Virgin.
The Church of the Madonna del Anima.
The Altar-piece of one of the Chapells, on the right hand as you enter, is a Madonna, and the work of Julio Romano.
The Church of the Madonna della Pace.
Entering at the great door, there are over the first Chapell on your right hand, diverse Pro∣phets and Sibylls, and are some of the choicest things that ever Raphael painted.
The great Tribunall is all painted by Albano.
The Church of S. Augustino.
As you enter at the great door, you may see on your left hand, over a Pilaster, a Prophet and two Boyes, an admirable work of Raphael.
In the Front of the Chapel of S. Tomaso da Villa nova, is to be seen a Picture of Guercin da Cento.
The Chapell on the right hand of the great Altar in the corner of the Church, is all singular∣ly well painted by Lanfranco.
The Church of Salvatore in Lauro.
The Picture of the Nativity of our Saviour is a fair work of Pietro da Cortona.
There is another Picture of the B. Virgin, with another Saint below; by Albano.
The Florentine Church of S. John.
Here you will admire a most beautiful Cha∣pell, with the History of the Passion of our Sa∣viour, by Lanfranco.
The new Church of the Fathers of S. Philippo Neri.
The Roof of the Church, and the Cuppola, the four Angles, as also the Tribunall, are state∣ly works of Pietro da Cortona.
You may also plainly see two Pieces of Ba∣rocci, one represents the Presentation of our B. Lady, the other the Visitation of S. Elizabeth.
The Altar-piece on the Chapell of S. Philip is by the hand of Guido Reno.
And behind the same Altar is another pain∣ting, by the hand of Guercin da Centa.
S. Lorenzo alla Sobara, being the Church of the Curtezans.
The great Altar-piece is done by Camassei.
Nat. Ao 147• [portrait of Michaelangelo]
S. Lucia in celsis near to S. Maria Maggiore.
There is a Square by Lanfranco, and another by Camassei of S. John Communicating the B. Lady.
The Nunns Church near to S. Mary in Trastevere.
The great Altar-piece here is the work o•Camassei.
The Palace of the Vatican.
In the great Hall here, called the Sala Reggia, you see a Battle, with other large Histories, most beautiful works of Frederico and Tadeo Zuccharo.
After you have seen the aforesaid Hall, you enter into S. Paul's Chapell, which is all painted by Michael Angelo Bonarota; and here you will admire that famous painting of the Ʋniversall Judgement.
Let us walk above in the second Gallery, which is all painted by Raphael, with the Hi∣stories of the Old, and several of the New Te∣stament; The Rabeschi or the Ornaments are painted by John of Ʋdine, Raphael's Scholar; but the design of Raphael.
Being afterwards come within the Chambers, the first Chamber, all beneath the Cornice, is painted with the*Cortoni of Raphael.
Page 18 The first History as you enter on your left hand signifies when Constantine the great saw the Holy Cross in the Sky, when he was making an Oration to his Souldiers: Painted by Giulio Ro∣mano, a famous Scholar to the abovesaid Raphael.
Then follows the great Battle of Constantine; rarely Painted by the said Giulio.
Then continues the third Picture, which re∣presents how Pope S. Silvester Baptized the afore∣said Emperour.
The fourth being a Chimney-piece, demon∣strates the Baptisme of Fattor Bono, by the hand of Raphael Bergo, a Scholar also of the above na∣med Raphael.
Now follows the second Chamber, the which is all Painted by Raphael's own hand, excepting those Histories in Chiaro Scuro,* which are Painted by his Scho∣lars.
The first History over the door where you enter, represents the Pope hearing of Mass, and a Miracle succeeds.
The third History is when Attila coming with his Army to besiege Rome, against the Pope, there appeared in the Sky S. Peter, and S. Paul.
The fourth demonstrates S. Peter in Prison.
After this there are severall Histories of the Old Testament painted on the Roof.
Then follows the third Chamber, and over the door where you enter, you see represented the Antient School of Athens.
Over against this is an History denoting a disputation concerning the Holy Sacrament.
Over a Window is represented Mount Parnassus.
Page 19 A little below, on the sides of the Windows, is a representation of the Pope and the Emperour giving out the Laws.
There are also divers significations painted on the Roof.
The fourth and last great Chamber is all rare∣ly painted by the same Raphael, onely excepting the Roof, which is painted by Pietro Perugino, Raphael's Master.
The four Histories about this Room are these;
First, That over the door where you enter represents the Pope in a Ship.
The Second signifies the Burning of the City of Rome.
The Third is when the Pope Crowned the Emperour Charles the Great.
And in the Fourth are many Bishops.
The Palace of the Chigi in the street of Lungara.
In a Ground-room of this Palace you see the Study of Painting, and in a little Garden-room is the famous Galatea; the works of great Ra∣phael.
The Garden of the Duke Atlanti, as you go to Lungara.
Here you will find many Pieces, both by Ra∣phael and Giulio Romano.
The Palace of Farnese.
Here you see a Gallery all painted in Fresco, by the most excellent hand of Hanniball Ca∣rache.
In the Wardrobe of the said Palace, there are preserved a great many rare Pictures, by diverse Masters, which I forbear to nominate one by one, for brevity sake.
Within the Garden of the Palace of Chiavica dal Buffolo, you see very fair works of Polidoro and Frederico Zuccharo.
At the Common Store-house over against S. Eustachio, you see a House painted by Frederico Zuccharo.
Ʋpon the Mount Cittorio.
Here is a Front of a House, by the hand of Poli∣doro.
The Palace of the Verospi.
Here is a Chamber painted by Lanfranco, and a Gallery by Albano.
The Palace of the Mancini on Monte Cavallo.
The Gallery of this Palace is the work of Camassei.
You also see on this Palace that beautifull Au∣rora; by Guido Reno.
The Garden of the Mattei in Campo Vaccino.
Here is a little Chamber with several naked Women and other ornaments; by the hand of Raphael.
The Palace of Pamphylio in Piazzo Navona.
Here you see a Gallery all painted by the hand of Pietro da Cortona.
And in the Hall is a Freeze, by Camassei.
The Front of the middle part of the Palace of the Duke d'Acqua Sparta.
This being called La Marchesa d'Oro, is all painted with various resemblances, by the hand of Polidoro.
Coming from the Bridge of S. Angelo, and entering the Street De Coronari.
Here is a Front of a House in *Chiaro Scuro, the work of Polidoro.
Near to the Chiavica of S. Lucia.
You see here upon a House divers Histories in Chiaro Scuro, by Polidoro.
The Palace of Barbarini at the Four Fountains.
Here you see the great and famous Hall, pain∣ted by Pietro da Cortona, being some of the choicest of his works.
Within one of the Chambers there is painted on the Roof, the Divine Wisdom. A choice work of Andrea Sacchi.
On the side of another Chamber is plainly re∣presented the Creation of Angels, by Camassei.
Then follows another of Camassei, with the History of the Nine Muses on Mount Parnassus.
Just without the Porto di Castello there is a little House painted by Polidoro.