Lot 5


Libro de catafalchi, tabernacoli, con varij disegni di porte fenestre et altri ornamenti di architettura, 29 engravings only on 26 leaves, including frontispiece by Lodovico Scalzi, light toning, dust soiling, some marginal spotting, rarely affecting the plates, joints split, leaves mostly loose, later paper covers, rubbed and scuffed, boards exposed and spine damaged, folio, Gio. Giacomo de Rossi, Rome, [c. 1670].

*** Rare, only 7 copies recorded in public libraries worldwide (Parma, Milan, London and York, Madrid and Berlin) according to ICCU and OCLC. Collection of engravings by different authors. Ludovico Scalzi illustrated the titlepage and possible other plates; many illustrations depict inventions by Bastiano Fulli, Giovan Battista Montano, Girolamo Rainaldi, Giacomo Dalla Porta, but also the Roman doors of Michelangelo, the clock tower of Venice and the fountain of Neptune in Bologna, as well as other examples of architectural decorations. On the date of the illustrations and their authors see Domenica Sutera, in ‘Testo, imagine, luogo’, 2013.

Estimate: £1,500-£2,000