(xvi), 101 pp. text regarding the Basilica San Martino ai Monti, officially known as Santi Silvestro e Martino ai Monti, including the history of Pope Sylvester, information on the construction and restoration or reconstruction of the church over time, and some descriptions of the church interior, including inscriptions, ornament, and relics. A single laid-in folding plate with a hand-drawn floor plan of the church, accompanied by hand-written inscription. Toning and foxing throughout, especially to the lines of text. 8vo. 3/4 vellum-backed boards. Minor soiling, edgewear. Rome (Andrea Fei) 1639. Schudt, Le Guide di Roma, 948.
Santi Silvestro e Martino ai Monti is a minor basilica located in Rome's Rione Monti neighborhood. The church was originally founded by Pope Sylvester I on a site donated by Equitius in the 4th century. The church was first rebuilt around 500 by Pope Symmachus, and dedicated to Saints Martin of Tours and Pope Sylvester, as its name attests. The church was reconstructed again in 772 by Pope Hadrian I, and for the last time in 845 by Pope Sergius II, largely following the structure of the ancient basilica.
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