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About this Item: Rome., 1765. "155 x 85 mm.([16],399,[1]pp.) This booklet was obiovisly done to be a description of the "grand prospecte" of Rome which was executed by Giuseppe Vasi (1710-82). Nevertheless it was also to be used as a seperate introduction and "Tour Guide" for tourists who viseted Rome in the middle of the 18th century. Illustrated with 32 small (ca. 62 x 42 mm) copperplates inside the text, (in this copy the plate no.44 Tav.31 showing the "Campa Vaccino" is not printed even there are left space for it on the page 48) and an additional copper on Titlepage, as well the Spanish Royal Cote of Arms before the Introduction. All executed by Vasi. 6 editions of his Guide to Rome was printed during his lifetime (1763,1765,1770,1771,1773 and 1777). This edition is the second and dedicated to the King Carlos III of Spain. The book is printed on strong paper and is in a very good condition (only last page is a little soiled). Delicate late 19th century board binding with leather title on spine (little worn). ". Seller Inventory # 353

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Itinerario instruttivo di Roma: VASI ROMANO, MARIANO:


Published by 1791 (1791)

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About this Item: 1791, 1791. osia descrizione generale delle opere piu' insigni di pittura, scultura e architettura e di tutti i monumenti, antichi, e moderni di quest' alma citta' e parte delle sue adiacenze. 2 vols. Roma 1791. With engraved titlevignette, portrait of Pio 6, 2 folded maps, 12 plates with 2 etchings on each, together with 38 textual engravings [= in all 62 engravings c. 4x6 cm, showing buildings and monuments. Small 12vo. XII, 1-366; 367-828 pp. Contemporary, a little worn halfleather with small old name on endpaper, Danish note on reverse. 2 pages with old notes and 1 leaf torn in margin. * First edition based on an earlier guidebook by the author's father Giuseppe Vasi. Mariano Vasi took over his father Giovanni's stock and business on his death in 1782, and shortly afterwards began to republish Giovanni's work from the 'Studio Vasi' (later renamed the 'Calcografia Vasi'). One such work was his father's guidebook 'Itinerario istruttivo diviso in otto stazioni o giornate' from 1763.Early Printed Books no. 3400. Seller Inventory # 160414

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