1401. [Antiquity - Rome]
2 vol., folio: -160, -161/360--363/479- pp. (some soiling or spotting, a few tears in folding pl. underlaid).
Contemp. sp. calf (sl. rubbed & scratched, corners bumped, front cover vol. II loosening), gilt orn. spines with 6 raised bands (joints split, sm. def. at heads & tails), red leather title labels. Inside a good copy.
Dutch translation by Willem van Ranouw (1673-1724) of works by F.J. Deseine (d. 1715), a Frenchman who lived for many years in Rome where he was active as a bookseller and publisher. Profusely ill. work totaling 105 engr. folding, double or full-page plates representing monuments of Rome, tombs, temples, arches, obelisks, thermal baths, naumachias, views of modern Rome, etc.
Vol. I: containing "Oud Rome" ill. with an engr. front. by I. Baptist after J. Goeree, 1 title-vign. by J. van Vianen after Goeree, 2 headpieces, 2 initials, 61 full-page engr. plates by J. Baptist or J. van Vianen after Goeree (incl. a large folding city plan of old Rome, a map of Italy, 3 other maps, some city plans and 8 folding pl.) and 21 half-page ill. in text; a Dutch trsl. of "Le pitture antiche del sepolcro de Nasonii" by the Italian art historian and painter Giovanni Pietro Bellori (1613 ?-1696) ill. with 15 full-page engr. plates after Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700) showing 35 paintings.
Vol. II: 2 different front. by Baptist or Eland after Goeree, 2 id. title-vign., 1 headpiece, 1 initial and 26 plates (of which 21 double-page), incl. a splendid large city plan of new Rome after J.B. Falda, a map of Italy and 15 views of Rome "ad vivum" after L. Cruyl. Titles in red and black.
Ref. Klaversma & Hannema 436. - STCN (i.a. BL). - BnF. - Cp. Cicognara 3698-3699 (French ed.).
Prov. Contemp. ownership entry. - Bookpl.
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