Lot 19

Felini (Pietro Martire)

Tratado Nuevo de las cosas maravillosas de la alma ciudad de Roma, first Spanish edition, 2 parts in one, title in black and red, woodcut title vignette representing the allegory of Rome, ornaments, 27 half page engravings depicting ancient and modern monuments, light age yellowing, some spotting and marginal water staining to a few gatherings, headlines just shaved in places, title detaching, initials G M on title and library stamps, contemporary vellum over boards, early title inked on spine, joint tender, spotted, a. e. g., 8vo, Bartolomeo Zanetti, Rome, 1610.

*** Popular guide to Rome reprinted several times in Italian and Spanish. Based on previous treatises by Palladio and Prospero Parisio, it represented a turning point, including new itineraries for visitors and descriptions of 303 churches, antiquities, as well as detailed information on art history and collecting.

Estimate: £300-£400