First Edition and the very rare First Issue before the dedication to M. Pallotta. Illustrated profusely with a very finely engraved frontispiece, table with flourishes, and with 80 very finely engraved and beautiful views of Rome. Oblong Folio (mm. 394 x 278), bound in the very early cartonage with paper of colours, the spine with title by hand in manuscript calligraphy. the plates complete as issued. A beautiful example, very clean and with the plates bright, strong and very vivid. The binding, a rare example in the very early cartonage. RARE COMPLETE FIRST EDITION OF THESE IMPORTANT 18TH CENTURY ENGRAVINGS OF ROMAN VIEWS. "Cassini (1745 ca. - 1824), was a member of the Somaschi order of clerics. He studied with Piranesi before becoming a painter and engraver for the papal publishing house, the Calcografia Camerale. His extensive oeuvre includes architectural and antique views, including a famous suite of 80 views of Rome, book illustrations (notably for Passeriís study of ancient gems), maps, and gores or the terrestrial and celestial globes.". Bookseller Inventory #
Title: NUOVA RACCOLTA DELLA MIGLIORI VEDUTE ANTICHE...
Publisher: Rome Venanzio Monaldini 1779
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