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Lot nr:131
Book nr:32241
Author:DUPÉRAC, Étienne (ca. 1525 - 1604)
Title:I vestigi dell'antichita di Roma raccolti et ritratti in perspettiva
Town:Rome
Publisher:Gottifredo de Scaichi
Year:1621
Description:In-folio oblong (25,8 x 41 cm), engraved allegorical title with figures of Fame and Time (margins strengthened) and 39 fine plates depicting Roman ruins (num. 2-40). Without the dedication plate. Modern calf binding, spine with 6 raised bands, gilt fleurons on spine
Note:Cf. Millard, IV, 35; Berlin Cat. 1847. First published in 1575.
"It is a key source for the state of the roman monuments as they existed in the sixteenth century." The etchings of Du Pérac represent as no other work does the lively renewal and interest in sixteenth century Rome" (Builders and Humanists. The Renaissance Popes as patrons of the arts, Houston, 1966, p.308).
Price:€900 - €1600
Sellingprice:€1700
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