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Festival Book. Pel solenne ingresso di sua eccellenza mss. Pietro Mocenigo procuratore di S. Marco.

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Festival Book. Pel solenne ingresso di sua eccellenza mss. Pietro Mocenigo procuratore di S. Marco.
 
Pel solenne ingresso di sua eccellenza mss. Pietro Mocenigo procuratore di S. Marco.
Venezia, verso il 1780

In folio; mm. 350x240; binding in boards; Pp. 4, XXVIII. Frontispiece with the engraved portrait of Pietro Mocenigo on drawing of Andrea Compagnioni and engraved by Antonio Baratti. Wonderful engraved title-page. Title within cartouche. Good copy. 
One of the most beautiful and rare ilustrated Venetian book of the eighteenth century of the procuratorial entrance of San Marco by Pietro Mocenigo. The sonnets are collected within a series of 28 engraved frames with various subjects and signed by Viero. This is one of the best examples of Venetian Rococo chalcography.

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Poesie pel solenne ingresso di sua eccellenza il cavaliere Pietro Mocenigo alla dignitą di procuratore di S. Marco.
Venice: presso Simone Occhi, 1780

Pp. 2, LXIV, 2.

Splendid and extremely rare collection of sonnets written for Pietro Mocenigo's entrance as procurator of San Marco. Title-page drawned by Giovanni David at Teodoro Viero: title included within fringed drape, below a relief on which Minerva shows drums and shields to the procurator. Texts within a series of 64 frames, etched, signed: Apresso Teodoro Viero Venezia. The final plate drawn and engraved by Pietro Antonio Novelli at Teodoro Viero: Genius of Fame seated on the clouds, supported by geniuses. On the left, the Mocenigo coat of arms surmounted by a crown. In the background a naval battle. Headpieces and endpieces signed by Antonio Visentini and Pietro Novelli. One of the most beautiful and rare illustrated Venetian book of the eighteenth century. This is one of the best examples of Venetian Rococo chalcography.

Bibliography

A. Pettoello, Libri illustrati veneziani del Settecento, Venezia 2005, pp. 297-299, n. 408.
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