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First edition of Le Antiche Lucerne G.P. Bellori & P.S. Bartoli
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First edition of Le Antiche Lucerne G.P. Bellori & P.S. Bartoli

First edition of the work 'Le antiche lucerne sepolcrali figurate Raccolte dall Cave fotterranee,...' by Giovanni Pietro Bellori with 119 very interesting copper engravings by Pietro Santi Bartoli. A book with descriptions and illustrations of lamps, using for funeral, which were found in the Catacombs of Rome. Published in Rome by Giovanni Francesco Buagni, 1691.

SIZE: about h 33.4 cm x w 23.4 cm x d 3.2 cm

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First edition of the work 'Le antiche lucerne sepolcrali figurate Raccolte dall Cave fotterranee,...' by Giovanni Pietro Bellori with 119 original and very interesting copper engravings by Pietro Santi Bartoli. A book with descriptions and illustrations of lamps, using for funeral, which were found in the Catacombs of Rome. Published in Rome by Giovanni Francesco Buagni, 1691.

TITLE:
"Le antiche lucerne sepolcrali figurate Raccolte dall Cave fotterranee, e Grotte di Roma. Nelle quali fi contengono molte erudite Memorie. Disegnate, et intagliate nelle loro forme da Pietro Santi Bartoli divise in tre parti con l'osservationi di Gio: Pietro Bellori. In Roma, nella Stamparia di Gio: Francesco Buagni. M. DC. XCI. Con Licenza de' Superiori."

AUTHOR:
Gian Pietro Bellori ( 1613 - 1696)
Gian Pietro Bellori, also known as Giovanni Pietro Bellori, was a prominent biographer of the Italian Baroque artists of the seventeenth century. As an art historian, he was the Baroque equivalent of Giorgio Vasari.

ENGRAVER:
Pietro Santi Bartoli (also Sante or Santo; 1635 - 1700) was an Italian engraver, draughtsman and painter.

PRINT:
Rome, Giovanni Francesco Buagni, 1691
 
DESCRIPTION:
Wonderful illustrated book about ancient funerary lamps by Giovanni Pietro Bellori, published in Rome, first edition. It is divided into 3 parts, each with title and short text, and contains 119 copper engravings, illustrating the lamps, by Pietro Santi Bartoli.

BINDING:
Binding in brown leather of the 18th century, gilt-stamped and with title on spine.
 
SIZE:
about h 33.4 cm x w 23.4 cm x d 3.2 cm
 
ILLUSTRATION:
119 copper engravings
 
COLLATION:
- 2 blank leaves
- 2 leaves title
- 2 leaves foreword
- 38 copper engravings
- 8 leaves text (numbered pages 1-16)
- 47 copper engravings
- 8 leaves text (numbered pages 1-16)
- 34 copper engravings
- 6 leaves text (numbered pages 1-12)
- 2 blank leaves
 
The book is complete!
 
CONDITION:
- generally in good preservation
BINDING:
- partly rubbed and hit
TEXT:
- very good paper quality
- text leaves with some stains and some browning
- leaves with engravings mostly clean
- 4 leaves at the beginning with extended margins
- worm traces through plates 28-36 in the first part
- partly small worm holes

First edition of Le Antiche Lucerne G.P. Bellori & P.S. Bartoli First edition of Le Antiche Lucerne G.P. Bellori & P.S. Bartoli First edition of Le Antiche Lucerne G.P. Bellori & P.S. Bartoli First edition of Le Antiche Lucerne G.P. Bellori & P.S. Bartoli First edition of Le Antiche Lucerne G.P. Bellori & P.S. Bartoli First edition of Le Antiche Lucerne G.P. Bellori & P.S. Bartoli First edition of Le Antiche Lucerne G.P. Bellori & P.S. Bartoli First edition of Le Antiche Lucerne G.P. Bellori & P.S. Bartoli First edition of Le Antiche Lucerne G.P. Bellori & P.S. Bartoli First edition of Le Antiche Lucerne G.P. Bellori & P.S. Bartoli First edition of Le Antiche Lucerne G.P. Bellori & P.S. Bartoli First edition of Le Antiche Lucerne G.P. Bellori & P.S. Bartoli First edition of Le Antiche Lucerne G.P. Bellori & P.S. Bartoli First edition of Le Antiche Lucerne G.P. Bellori & P.S. Bartoli First edition of Le Antiche Lucerne G.P. Bellori & P.S. Bartoli First edition of Le Antiche Lucerne G.P. Bellori & P.S. Bartoli First edition of Le Antiche Lucerne G.P. Bellori & P.S. Bartoli First edition of Le Antiche Lucerne G.P. Bellori & P.S. Bartoli First edition of Le Antiche Lucerne G.P. Bellori & P.S. Bartoli
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