GALLIA ROMANA

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Of Gallo-Roman antiquities (15th-17th centuries)

Notice

Ville Aix-en-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhne, 13)
Subject(s) Architectural fragments
  Columns
Author(s) Platter, Thomas II
  Physician from Basel, younger brother of Felix Platter (1574-1628)
Resource type Manuscript
Date 1597
Inscription
References Platter A λ V, f. 152v= Keiser 1968, p. 199
Bibliography

Keiser 1968 ; Le Roy Ladurie 1995 ; Le Roy Ladurie 2000 ; Lemerle 2005, pp. 30, 84

Remarks

The passage cited concerns the Roman columns supporting the vault of the Baptistery

Transcription 

In der hauptkirchen, (Sainct Sauveur) [...] welches ein gro stattlich gebew, hab ich sechs gewaltig groe, gegossene, steinene selen, deren yegliche bey zwentzig schu hoch unndt ein klafter dick..
= In the cathedral (Saint-Sauveur) [], which is a large and handsome edifice, I was able to see six large, single block columns, monoliths, each one twenty feet high and a fathom thick.