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Alexandre DE ROGISSART

Guide of Italy. ROGISSART. Les Délices de l'Italie.

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Alexandre DE ROGISSART
Guide of Italy. ROGISSART. Les Délices de l'Italie.
 4 Vols in 8vo, mm. 160x95. Contemporary marbled calf binding, lettered gilt on spine divided into six compartments, marbled endpapers, red edges. Frontispiece, pp. [16 including Frontispiece], 334, [2], 39 Plates; Frontispiece, pp. [4, including Frontispiece], 359, 1 b., 23 Plates; Frontispiece, pp. [4, including Frontispiece], 302, 2 b., 50 Plates; Frontispiece, pp. [4, including Frontispece], 266, [30], 45 Plates. A total of: 4 Frontispieces and 157 plates engraved on copper out text, a lot of them folded, including two maps of Italy. Handwritten ex-libris D’Aumelas to the title-page. Occasional tear on some plates, good specimen.

Condition Report

Nice edition, illustrated, increased and correct, of this important guide of Italy. The work, accompanied by an imposing iconographic apparatus, is one of the best travel books published in the eighteenth century. The tables, most of which are folded, depict city plants, prospective views, monuments, church interiors, festive scenes. Among the monuments are those of ancient Rome; among the descriptions of parties, particularly scenic those depicting the naval games. The two folded geographic maps, placed at the beginning of the first volume, relate to ancient Italy and modern Italy. 
wed 19 February 2020
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