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Alcune vedute et prospettive di luoghi dishabitati di Roma / Gio. Battista Mercati D.D.D.

By: Mercati, Giovanni Battista, 1591-1645.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Roma : s.n.,] 1629Description: [26] leaves of plates : ill. (engravings); 21 x 31 cm (obl. fol.).Subject(s): Ruins in art -- Early works to 1800 | Rome (Italy) -- In art -- Early works to 1800 | Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800Summary: The series is not a scientific depiction, but does capture some views at a time when kilns and sites were still actively dismantling the remains of ancient edifices. The prints may have influenced Vasi and later Piranesi.
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611.M.11 (Browse shelf) 1 Available Vellum binding. | Gift from Mark Getty, Chair of BSR Council, purchased 20/02/2018 at the auction of Sergio Rossetti's Library in Milan (Lot. 199)

Dedication: "Al Ser.mo Gran Duca di toscana Ferdinando II°. suo Sig.re Clementiss.mo" with coat of arms.

Title on the first leaf with Ferdinando de' Medici coat of arms and dedication; each leaf has two numbered plates.

Rossetti, S. Rome, a bibliography from the invention of printing through 1899 6997

Bartsch xx, 12-63

The series is not a scientific depiction, but does capture some views at a time when kilns and sites were still actively dismantling the remains of ancient edifices. The prints may have influenced Vasi and later Piranesi.

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