Franzini Federico - Franzini, Roma antica e moderna - 1677

Franzini Federico - Franzini, Roma antica e moderna - 1677
Architecture, History, Illustrated, Topography - Quantity: 1 - Book

Author: Franzini, Federico.
Illustrations: frontispiece, title in red and black, woodcut printer’s mark, over 300 illustrations in the text engraved on wood, dropcaps and tailpieces.
Volumes: 2 parts in 1 volume.
Binding: period parchment.
Condition: good condition, parchment has light rubbing, some minor stains, small red stamp and handwritten annotations on the cover, missing parchment on the spine, the front joint is loosened, endpapers have another small red stamp and a small insect hole, some annotations on the title page, light dampstain in the upper margins and more serious on the last pages, some pages have small tears in the margins, some pages are slightly detached. Sturdy book, in good condition, clean overall, but lightly browned.
Size: Octavo (17 x 12 cm).
Pages : 16 ff., 838 pp, 1 f.
Published by: Rome, Mascardi.
Date: 1678.

First edition published in 1643 in Rome. The 1678 edition is made up of two parts, the second has its own title page: "Roma antica figurata nella quale si tratta de' principali tempij, teatri, anfiteatri..." Rom, Mascardi 1677.

Roma Antica e Moderna ... , written by Federico Franzini in 1643, is an illustrated guide containing four sections describing ancient and modern Rome. It was written during a period of transition in the history of the tradition of guides.

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Number of Books
Architecture, History, Illustrated, Topography
Author/ Illustrator
Franzini Federico
Book Title
Franzini, Roma antica e moderna
Publication year oldest item
Different editions
Original language
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Number of pages
16.5×11 cm
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