Della Novissima Iconologia di Cesare Ripa Perugino
In Padova - 1624/1625 -
Per Pietro Paolo Tozzi
(60), 734, (1) p. illustr.
4to - 23 x 16.5 cm.
3 parts collected in a single volume.
3 identical title pages with beautiful chalcographic vignette (in the first one, the date turns out to be 1625 instead of 1624, as reported in the second and third ones).
The first title page is missing.
There is all the rest of the work,
including the remaining 2 title pages,
the portrait of Ripa engraved within an oval, the
349 out of 349 xylographic illustrations in the text, the half title, and the original endpapers.
An important work that had great circulation in the 17th and 18th centuries.
It significantly inspired the artists in emblematic personifications, and precisely thanks to Ripa, many of the old iconographic themes were resumed in the 17th century with the representations of the virtues, the arts, the Hours, and various natural phenomena. (Libr. Vinciana 274).
The work was entirely revised by Giovanni Zaratino Castellini (mentioned in the title page).
This is the last of the editions of the “Iconologia” in which Ripa participated directly.
The later reprints are posthumous (Ripa died in 1626).
There are 1,308 allegories and you can see many additions also in the personifications, resumed by the 1618 edition.
The illustration apparatus reuses the woods designed for the 1611 edition but adds many images.
Beautiful coeval binding in semi-rigid parchment, spine with three ribs.
The sheets are overall well preserved,
including the 349 plates.
There are slight marks, occasional signs of browning and small wormholes on some sheets of the third part of the text. A tear on p. 149 without loss of paper and text (see photos).
However, the text and the illustrations can be perfectly consulted.
The first title page is missing, but it will still be reproduced in real scale and attached to the lot.
The rest of the work is COMPLETE.
Preserved in good overall condition.
- Nombre de livres
- Littérature, Livres illustrés
- Auteur/ Illustrateur
- Ripa Cesare
- Titre du livre
- Della Novissima Iconologia
- Bon état
- Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
- Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus récent
- Édition illustrée
- Langue originale
- Pietro Paolo Tozzi
- Nombre de pages
- 23×16 cm