(Barotti, Cesare)

Pitture e scolture che si trovano nelle chiese, luoghi pubblici, e sobborghi dalla citta di Ferrara.

Ferrara, Giuseppe Rinaldi 1770.

Reference: 13036
Price: £695 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. 223 + (1)pp, large folding engraved plan of city of Ferrara. Ink marginal note on p.38. Slight worming affecting inner blank margin of pp 75-98, but worming does not touch text and the copy is otherwise in good, clean, fresh condition. Circular mid nineteenth century ownership stamp on title leaf of Vincenzo Colonna (1787-1867), a member of the well-known Roman aristocratic family.

First and only edition of the fullest eighteenth guide book to the paintings and sculptures then on display in Ferrara’s churches (much more numerous than might be expected by the reader), public buildings and palaces. It incorporates a useful introduction with biographical notes on Ferrarese artists of the 16th-18th centuries, and a large folding map of the city. Cicognara 4196.

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