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Louis Francesetti

Mineralogy/Mountains, Lettres sur les vallees de Lanzo par Louis Francesetti comte de Mezzenile.

A Turin; de l'imprimerie Chirio et Mina, rue du Pô., 1823
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Louis Francesetti
Mineralogy/Mountains, Lettres sur les vallees de Lanzo par Louis Francesetti comte de Mezzenile.
A Turin; de l'imprimerie Chirio et Mina, rue du Pô., 1823

mm. 230x170 

A Turin; de l'imprimerie Chirio et Mina, rue du Pô.

In 4to; mm. 230x170; Pp. VII, 8, 144. Contemporary binding half leather and marbled boards, 1 geographic map and 11 lithographic views. For a total of 12 lithographs. Fine specimen.

Condition Report

First edition, with a chorographic map of the Valleys lithographed by Arghinenti and 11 views of the most characteristic places of the Valli di Lanzo, lithographed by Denina from drawings by Francesetti himself. The views, among the first made in lithography in Piedmont, depict: the Ponte del Diavolo and Germagnano, Mezzenile, Sanctuary of S. Ignazio, Pic. of S. Cristina, Vallone di Sea, Cascata di Mondrone, Rock of Venoni, Forno di Lemie, Summit of Rocciamelone. The Letters describe the natural, mineralogical, artistic and economic resources of the region, the uses of the inhabitants and the ascensions made by the author on the mountains.

Bibliography

Peyrot e Gilibert 174, Manno 32922.
sun 9 December 2018
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