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Author: CANINI GIOVANNI ANGELO ( ) - ETIENNE PICART - GIOVANNI TESTANA - JEAN VALLET ( ENGRAVERS ) Title: Iconografia Cioé Disegni d'Imagini da Famosissimi Monarchi , Regi , Poeti ed Oratori dell Antichità..... ( ) . Album containing 114 original engraved portraits belonging to this publication.
Description: Roma ( ) , Ignatio de Lazari ( ) , 1669 ( ) , large in-4° album , 30 x 24 cm, bound in old boards, both covers with marbled paper, binding worn and with traces of use, corners bumped, interior fine but with the usual small stains and some finger markings. The album contains 114 portrait engravings printed on strong laid paper without a watermark. Portrait size ca. 125 x 91 mm. The portraits are numbered in roman numbers ( I - CXIV) in the centre at the top and have a name caption in the centre at the bottom. All engravings are signed at bottem left in the plate ; Plates 11 , 13 , 43 , 45 , 46 , 57 , 58 , 77 , 94 , 97 , and 102 ( in all 11 plates) are signed '' Ioseph Testana sculps.'' ; 53 plates signed ''E. Picart sculps. '' and 50 plates signed Vallée. (Plates 28 is signed Vallée but this name seems to be added at a later stage). According to Cicognara (note at item 2792) this album was published in Rome in 1669 with an allegorical frontispiece and some annotations by the compiler's brother Antonio (this frontispiece and the annotations are lacking here). This original edition comprised 114 plates ( as our album). The original project of Giovanni Canini comprised only 60 portraits, 54 were added by his brother. .
Price: EUR 1000.00 = appr. US$ 1086.85 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 39020