Domenico Tempesta - Vite et effigie di tutti li pontefici romani con le loro armi - 1625

Description
Domenico Tempesta - Vite et effigie di tutti li pontefici romani con le loro armi - 1625
Heraldry, History, Religion - Quantity: 1 - Other - see description, tipped in plates - Book

Vite et effigie di tutti li pontefici romani con le loro armi, cominciando da Christo sig. N. sino ad Urbano VIII. Breuemente raccolte da Domenico Tempesta Romano. All'ill.mo principe Scipione card. Borghese

Collation: 1 blank + X + 240 + XVI.

Size: 160 x 100 mm.

Coeval parchment binding with title on a tag on the spine, in good overall condition, firm binding, slight stains.

First edition of this work of which only a few copies at auction are reported and they have reached significant prices.
Hundreds of engraved plates depicting the Supreme Pontiffs and their heraldic coats of arms, engraved title page.

It should be noted that portraits 97, 98, 99, 101 and 103 (of which photos are attached) have been covered with portraits of the same Pontiffs cut and pasted from a later edition of the same work.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Heraldry, History, Religion
Author/ Illustrator
Domenico Tempesta
Book Title
Vite et effigie di tutti li pontefici romani con le loro armi
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1625
Edition
1st Edition
Language
Italian
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Vellum
Extras
Other - see description, tipped in plates
Number of pages
240
Dimensions
160×110 mm
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