This engraving from the 1721 edition of The Architecture of A. Palladio; in Four Books depicts the distinct columns that represent the classical architectural orders—the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian styles from ancient Greece; and the Tuscan and Composite styles from ancient Rome. Andrea Palladio, an influential sixteenth-century Italian architect, favored pure classical design that included the prominent use of these columns.
Citation: The Architecture of A. Palladio; in Four Books. NA2517 .P3 1721 v.1 Bks. 1/3. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.