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Tuscany. FONTANI. Viaggio pittorico della Toscana.

EUR 3.500,00
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EUR 5.000,00 / 6.000,00
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Tuscany. FONTANI. Viaggio pittorico della Toscana.
 FONTANI, Francesco. Viaggio pittorico della Toscana. Firenze, Giuseppe Tofani, 1801-1803

3 Vols Folio, mm. 535x350; Binding in quarter havana calf and colored paper on the corners, carta, spine with 5 ribs golden title, policrome edges; pp. VIII,168, 79 plates, of which 3 folded; IV,140, 64 plates, of which 4 folded; pp. IV,140, 66 plates, of which 2 folded. A total of 209 etchings, of which 9 folded. Sign of damages at the bindings and stain on the margin of first and third volume. Nice copy.

Condition Report

First edition. Rare and impressive collection of views of cities and countrysides of Tuscany designed by Terreni and engraved in aquatint, among others, by Antonio Land, Wenceslas Spinazzi, Cosimo Rossi, Giovanni Pacini. As stated in the Preface the goal is to "gather together all the most ennobling and makes it superior in value and beauty in the lovely Tuscany". The first volume deals with the north western area of the region; the second considers the south central part; the third is the eastern part. The beautiful plates are accompanied by detailed historical information.Each tome is accompanied by three indexes: the views, the artists and the most noteworthy things.

Bibliography

Brunet, II,1330; Lozzi, II,5462 quotes only the second edition of 1817 and the third of 1827 in 6 volumes in 8vo.
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