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        Elevazione de' Teatri di Balbo, e di Marcello con gli Altri edifizi ch'eran loro vicini.

      Rome - John Wilton-Ely 610There is a watermark present in the form of a fleur-de-lis but presicely which one is unknown due to the heavy ink. This print is from the series "Il Campo Marzio dell' Antica Roma"The Campo Marzio occupies a special place in Piranesi's artistic development, in terms of both his ideas and his imaginative use of visual techniques in support of them. Like the other treaties of the 1760s, this work is a sophisticated blend of archaeology and polemic in which historical evidence is employed to defend the creative genius of Rome. There are also sugns of the artist's growing concern with the problem of modern design, and the publication is, significantly dedicated to the British architect Robert Adam, who shared Piranesi's belief in the imaginative use of antiquity." (John Wilton Ely II pg 613)Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like Callot makes great use of the swelling line" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi's own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colle

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        Virginia Marylandia et Carolina in America Septentrionali Britannorum industria excultx repriefentatie a Ioh. Bapt. Homann S.C.M. Geog. Norimbergae Cum Privilegia Sac. Cuis. Majeste.

      Johann Baptist Homann, Nuremberg - Engraving with original hand color, c. 1720. Sheet size: 21 1/2 x 25". Inventory#: p820pmat. 0

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        Virginia Marylandia et Carolina In America Septentrionali Britannorum industria excultae repraesantate a Ioh. Bapt. Homann S.C.M. Geog.

      John Baptiste Homann, Nuremberg - Engraving with original hand-coloring, c. 1720. Sheet size: 21 1/2 x 25". Inventory#: p1031pmat. 0

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        Kst.- Karte, n. G. de I'Isle b. Covens u. Mortier, "L' Amerique Meridonale ..".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, um 1720, 45 x 58,5. Über der Karte Kopftitel. Links unten große Titelkartusche m. fig. Schmuck. Zeigt im Westen noch die Salomon - Inseln. Mit Einzeichnung der Entdeckungsreisen.

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        Byzondere Kaart Van De Landen.

      Amsterdam 1720 - Size : 405x475 (mm), 15.875x18.75 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Biblia Hebraica: Ex Aliquot Manuscriptis et Compluribus Impressis Codicibus, Item Masora Tam Edita, Quam Manuscripta, Aliisque Hebraeorum Criticis Diligenter Recensita,

      Typis & Sumtibus Orphanotrophei, Halae Magdeburgicae 1720 - Text Hebräisch, Lateinisch. Noch Titel: "Praeter Nova Lemmata Textus S. In Pentateucho, Accedunt Loca Scripturae Parallela, Verbalia Et Realia, Brevesque Adnotationes, quibus Nucleus Graecae LXX. Interpretum Et OO. Versionum Exhibetur Difficiles In Textu Dictiones Et Phrases Explicantur Ac Dubia Resoluuntur, Ut Succinti Commentarii Vicem Praestare Possint. Singulis Denique Columnis Selectae Variantes Lectiones Subiiciuntur Cura Ac Studio D. IO. Heinr. Michaelis." Eine monumentale, hebräische Bibel in Ganzleder mit 5 Bünden. Einband mit deutlichen Abriebsspuren vorne und hinten. Rücken fest und stabil, jedoch zur Hälfte mit Lederverlust. Buchblock einwandfrei. Marmorierter Vor-/Nachsatz. Kupfer als Frontispiz. Kleine Namenseintragung aus alter Hand auf Titelblatt mit Titelvignette. Grundsätzlich stockfleckenfrei, exzellenter Druckspiegel, hebräischer Text eingerahmt mit lateinischen Randkommantaren. Mit weiteren Kopfvignetten. Eine schöne, wirklich antiquarische Bibel in sehr ordentlichem Zustand. Hinzugefügt: Kleines Büchlein "Liber Ruth, Samuelis". Text Hebrew, Latin. A monumental antiquarian Hebrew bible, solid, in spite of some damage on the spine, no foxing, altogether good condition. 24 x 28 Cm. 4 Kg. Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clement]
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        A New Map of the World from the Latest Observations.

      London 1720 - California is depicted as an island in the main map but on two inset maps in the upper and lower left corner is depicted as a peninsula. There are four hemisphere insets in each of the corners. The title cartouche located along the upper margin is flanked by various decorative images of people from around the world. Along the middle portion of the lower margin is a spherical representation of the heavens., Size : 420x540 (mm), 16.5x21.25 (Inches), Hand Colored Very Good, central fold has been reinforced.

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        DICTIONNAIRE HISTORIQUE ET CRITIQUE, par M. PierreBayle. Troisième Edition, revue, corrigée et augmentée par l'Auteur. Tome Premier, (Quatrième). A Rotterdam, chez Michel Bohm, 1720.

      Quattro volumi in Folio (cm. 40,2), cc. 2 nn. con dedica A son Altesse Royale Le Duc d'Orleans, pp. XX, 3132 (num. continua) + cc.48 nn. (Table des Matières), oltre agli occhietti frontsp. ai quattro volumi. La dedica è stampata in rosso e nero ed ha una grande incisione all'inizio. Frontis in rosso e nero, bella e grande vignetta in rame ai 4 frontesp. Testo su due colonne, testatine e capolett., tagli colorati in rosso. Legatura coeva in P.Pelle con dorso a sette scomparti, nervi e ricchi fregi oro. Sono presenti le pag. 963* / 964*, 965* / 966*, 967 / 968 e 967 / * / 968*. Mancano invece le pagine 963 / 964 e 965 / 966. La ripetizione delle pagine non è comunque presente in tutti gli esemplari. Angoli della legatura consunti, difetti alle cerniere, ma ottimo esemplare fresco e nitido. Celebre dizionario più volte ristampato. Questa è la più bella edizione ed anche la migliore e definitiva per quanto riguarda il testo. Viene chiamata "L'édition du Régent". - Graesse, I, 314. Lo Choix riporta l'edizione del 1740 di Amsterdam.

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        Expleto a Serenifsimo Duce in Gestatoria sede Magnce.; Die Jovis poftrema Bacchanaliorum. (Venice)

      Italy 1720 - A fine 18th Century pair of views of Venice depicting Venician festivals., Image Size : 387x545 (mm), 15.25x21.5 (Inches), Platemark Size : 445x575 (mm), 17.5x22.625 (Inches), Paper Size : 490x600 (mm), 19.25x23.625 (Inches), Black & White, Copper Engraving

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        A map of Hungary and countries adjacent

      London., 1720. Size: 530 x 605 mm. Copperplate engraving. Original outline colour. Fine condition. A superb map of Hungary by English cartographer John Senex. Physical features such as mountains, woods, rivers, towns and cities are all rendered in great detail and with admirable accuracy. The map is complimented by a tasteful, decorative title cartouche in the lower right corner. From; New General Atlas.

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        VENERABLE HISTOIRE SAINT SACREMENT DE MIRACLE

      Chez George De Backer, 1720. Book. Fair. Hardback. Premiere Edition. 4 ½ x 6 ½. TITLE: VENERABLE HISTOIRE SAINT SACREMENT DE MIRACLE 1720 rare AUTHOR: Par G. D. B. PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: Chez George De Backer EDITION: Premiere Edition CATEGORY: Super Rare BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket CONDITION: (All defects if any are formulated into pricing by ViewFair Books books. If we miss any defects are highlights on any book, our policy is to make immediate amends to any customer): The outside is in a little rough condition with scarring and scrapes to the leather. The leather has dried. Not sure if book came with a front endpaper, starts with the frontispiece, does not look to be missing. There are a few pages near the center of the book with unintentional dog ears folds or bends at the very tip edge. Very minor penciled notation on the inside board. Book is without any other marks or writings, pages are clean, book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 4 ½ x 6 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 188 pages BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: Premiere Edition. Chez George De Backer 1720. Fair/None dust jacket condition as issued. 'UNCINY' IS WRITTEN ON THE FRONT BOARD (could be a possible owner's mark)!!! VENERABLE HISTOIRE DU TRE'S SAINT SACREMENT DE MIRACLE. NICE FOLDOUT IN THE CENTER OF THE BOOK. NICE ENGRAVINGS THROUGHOUT! this book on the "Holy Sacrament of Miracles". ONLY THE 1770 COPIES ARE FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET, AND THEY ARE PRICED IN THE $900 - $3500 PRICE RANGE!!!!! THERE ARE NO OTHER 1720 COPIES FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET!! InvCode zu98 ViewFair Books :.

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        Judaea seu Palestina ob sacratissima Redemtoris vestigia hodie dicta TERRA SANCTA

      c.1720. Judea and Palestine. Copper engraving. Original colour. The map itself is in good condition, Some waterstains and browning to edges, not affecting the map. The map has been laid on kozzo (Japanese paper) Size: 56 x 48 cm. (22 x 19 inches) A fine example of original colour. Magnificent cartouche at top left, with Moses holding a tablet up to the Heavens as light streams down from behind a cloud. Secondary cartouche at lower left has an inset of Sinai and Canaan

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        Carte particuliere des costes de Bretagne contenant les Environs de la Rade de Brest

      ca. 1720. Karte zeigt die Küste der Bretagne um die Gegend von Brest mit der Insel Quessant, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 59,5 x 80,5. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        The Cathedral Church of Winchester

      Nouveau Theatre de la Grand Bretagne., c.1720.. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Cropped to edge of plate mark. Print is very clean, clear and crisp. Very good condition. Mounted size: 78 x 65cm. Size: 56 x 45 cm. (22 x 17½ inches). Magnificent view of Winchester Cathedral, with citizens strolling in the foreground. Title along lower edge. Kip's monumental six volume Nouveau Theatre de la Grand Bretagne was the definitive visual record of England of its time with its detailed depictions by the leading engravers of the day of castles, churches, universities, town views, and country estates.

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        Cours d´architecture qui comprend les ordres de Vignole.

      Jean Mariette - Paris 1720 - L´architecture de Vignole avec les commentaires du S. Daviler. Grabado en el frontis. Tomo 1. 103 planchas, alguna desplegable. 355 páginas. 22x16,5 cm. Encuadernación de época en pleno cuero con títulos y florones dorados en el lomo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, b. J. B. Homann, "S.R.I. Principatus et Episcopatus Eistettensis ..".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, um 1720, 47,5 x 56. Cartogr. Bavariae K 5.17 u. Abb. 95; Hier vorliegend im 1. Zustand ohne Druckprivileg. - Dek. Karte des Bistums Eichstätt mit 3 großen Kartuschen ( geschmückt mit Heiligen, Putten und dem Wappen. ). Links unten, eingearbeitet in eine Kartusche, Gesamtansicht von Eichstett m. d. Schloß Willibaldsburg. Zeigt das Altmühltal zwischen Leutershausen und Beilngries. Gebiet: Ansbach, Altdorf/b. Nürnberg, Ingolstadt. - Tadellos.

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        Uberiorum Adnotationum Philologico-Exegeticarum in Hagiographos Vet. Testamenti Libros - [Vol. 2 - Volumen Secundum: Continens Adnotationes in Librum Iobi, Et in V. Megilloth Hoc Est in Canticum Canticorum, Libellum Ruthae, Threnos Ieremiae.

      Halae : Sumtibus Orphanotrophei [Imprint Date With Turned "c"s] 1720 - Language: Latin. Subject: Bible. O. T. Hagiographa, Prophets - Commentaries - Early works to 1800. Volume 2 only. Head-piece, historiated initial. Printer's device with motto "Illo splendente levabor" on t. P. Title in red and black. Finely [and period-sympathetically] bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a short title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. 1106 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Méchanique (Mécanique) où il est traité des machines simples & composées, de la descente des corps pesans dans l'air, d'où l'on insère la manière de jetter les Bombes. De la descente des corps pesans sur des plans inclinez. Du centre de gravité & de la manière de la trouver dans les lignes, dans les surfaces, & dans les solides. De L'hydrostatique & des Machines Hydrauliques. Tirée du Cours de Mathématique de M. Ozanam.

      Chez Claude Jombert - A Paris, rue St. Jacques, Chez Claude Jombert, 1720. (1ff) blanc, Titre, (9ff) de Tables, 276 pages et 28 planches hors texte repliées. 1 volume in-8 (20*12 cm) relié plein veau d'époque, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Un coin émoussé (les autres plus légèrement), frottements aux mors (non fendus) et en queue, un tout petit accroc en bas d'un mors. Reliure solide, saine et décorative, dans un bel état d'ensemble de conservation. Dos frais, très décoratif. Bon état intérieur, quelques piqures sans gravité. Derniers feuillets légèrement froissés (sans accroc). Petit tampon Ex-Libris. Bon exemplaire.

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        Moscow des Grossen Zaars Residenz

      Augsburg 1720 - The map is flanked by two columns of text and a key located on the right portion of the map., Size : 150x225 (mm), 5.875x8.875 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Hildburghausen, Schloß und Garten, anno 1720, Homann J.B.

      Hildburghausen, ,720,. Kupferstich, verlegt von J.B. Homann, Nürnberg, anno 1720, Blattmaß: 50x60 cm., altkoloriert..

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        Nova Anglia Septentrionali Americae implantata Anglorumque coloniis florentissima Geographica exhibita

      Nuremberg 1720 - Size : 495x590 (mm), 19.5x23.25 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring

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        LOUISIANA BY DE RIVIER MISSISIPPI

      [Amsterdam. 1720].. Single-sheet map, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Minor foxing. Near fine. A scarce early map of the Mississippi River Valley, depicting the American region between the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Lakes, taken from HET GROOT TAFEREEL DER DWAASHEID... [THE GREAT MIRROR OF FOLLY], a scathing account of the speculative crashes that led to European financial disaster in 1720. The work was a chronicle of the failed attempts by John Law, Controller General of Finances for the French government, to open Louisiana to trade in order to help alleviate France's financial problems. This led to the creation of the Mississippi Company, which created the "Mississippi Bubble" incident that destroyed the Banque Generale Privee (the General Private Bank, which Law founded). The map depicts the Mississippi River, parts of Louisiana and Florida, Lakes Michigan (referred to here as "Lac de Illionis") and Superior, the extent of French colonial explorations in the region, and names of Indian tribes. It is decorated with a title cartouche incorporating the arms of John Law, and depicting two Native Americans holding a cornucopia, through which flows the mighty Mississippi River.

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        Histoire generale des Pais-Bas, Contenant la Description des XVII Provinces. Edition nouvelle,...MDCCXX

      Brusselle, Foppens, 1720.. 1720. 4 vols. w. 4 engrd frontispices & 144 fldg engrd plans, illustrations, panoramic views, nearly all by J. Harrewijn and a few by P. Devel. Contemporary full calf w. contrasting morocco letterpieces gilt, on 5 raised bands. All edges red. Small-8°. Bdgs rbbd. & worn. Of one plate: Hof van Holland (the Hague) 1/3 torn off. Some plates w. small marginal tears or a bit frayed, but all plates except one crisp and clean. Some inobtrusive waterstaining in places, however without affecting the plates. * BARBIER 3449 and 8193 different editions, sometimes under the title "Délices des Pays-Bas".

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        Status Sabaudici, Tabulam in Ducatum Sabaudiæ, et Montisferrati, Principatum Pedemontii Comitatum Nicæensem, et cæteras Partes Minores.

      1720 - Amsterdam: R. & J. Ottens, c.1720. Original colour. 580 x 490mm. A detailed map of the Duchy of Savoy and Piemonte, showing from Geneva to Nice and Monaco, with Turin marked.

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        Colonna Antonina

      Rome - John Wilton-Ely 302No Watermark is present1760-1790This print is from the series \"Le Antichita Romane\" \"After over eight years of careful study and excavation Piranesi produced this four-volume work which swiftly established his reputation in Europe as the leading protagonist of Roman archaeology. More than other such antiquarian works, the 250 plates of the Antichita played a dominant role in conveying information, and Piranesi was to develop a whole new range of specialized illustarions in order to reveal aspects of antiquity which had hitherto been largely neglected. His aim, as with all his archaeological publications, was two-fold - to record the vanishing past for scholars and to inspire contemporary designers to emilate the achievements of the past.\" (John Wilton Ely pg 327)Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and \"like Callot makes great use of the swelling line\" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi\'s own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and

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        Veduta interna del Pronao del Pantheon

      Rome - John Wilton-Ely 306. No Watermark is present This print is from the series "Le Antichita Romane" "After over eight years of careful study and excavation Piranesi produced this four-volume work which swiftly established his reputation in Europe as the leading protagonist of Roman archaeology. More than other such antiquarian works, the 250 plates of the Antichita played a dominant role in conveying information, and Piranesi was to develop a whole new range of specialized illustarions in order to reveal aspects of antiquity which had hitherto been largely neglected. His aim, as with all his archaeological publications, was two-fold - to record the vanishing past for scholars and to inspire contemporary designers to emilate the achievements of the past." (John Wilton Ely pg 327) Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like Callot makes great use of the swelling line" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part. He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi's own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influentia

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        Veduta del Monumento del Condotto delle Acque Claudia e Anione Nuovo.

      Rome - John Wilton-Ely 311No Watermark is presentThis print is from the series "Le Antichita Romane" "After over eight years of careful study and excavation Piranesi produced this four-volume work which swiftly established his reputation in Europe as the leading protagonist of Roman archaeology. More than other such antiquarian works, the 250 plates of the Antichita played a dominant role in conveying information, and Piranesi was to develop a whole new range of specialized illustarions in order to reveal aspects of antiquity which had hitherto been largely neglected. His aim, as with all his archaeological publications, was two-fold - to record the vanishing past for scholars and to inspire contemporary designers to emilate the achievements of the past." (John Wilton Ely pg 327)Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like Callot makes great use of the swelling line" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi's own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential peo

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        Eshcol A Cluster of the Fruit of Canaan.Brought to the borders for the encouragement of the Saints travelling thitherward with their faces toward Sion. Or Rules of Direction for the walking of the Saints in fellowship according to the.Gospel.

      London: Printed for John Marshall at the Bible in Gracechurch Street, where is sold most of Dr. Owen's books. Sixth edition corrected and revised. no date. c.1720. - 12 by 6.5 cms. 120 pp. in a contemporary polished calf binding, board edges with gilt decoration, five panelled spine, faded gilt tooling, with modern replacement spine label. Some rubbing and wear to boards, a tight copy. Owen, 1616-1683 was a major Non-Conformist leader and Theologian, a leading figure among Congregationalist Divines. This title was published in 1647. The British Library, ESTC, estimate this edition as published in 1720.

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        Die Epistels Pauli an die Römer - mit ihrer Auslegung, so wohl des Wort-Verstands, als auch der Worte geistlicher und geheimer Bedeutung - 4 Teile in einem Band., Auß denen Heiligen Bättern und andern Kirchen-Lehrern gezogen Durch Den-Herzn De Sacy Nun aber aus dem Frantzösischen in das Teutsche übersetzt.

      Ohne Verlagsangabe, 1720 - 535, 405, 365, 394 Seiten Goldprägung am Buchrücken, gestochenes Frontispiz, 5 Bünde, Einband Kanten berieben, Buchrücken oben und unten etwas beschädigt und geringe Wurmschäden, sonst guter Zustand Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antiquitatum Sveo-Gothicarum, Cum huius aevi moribus, institutis acritibus indigensis pro re nata comparatarum libri tres.

      - Graverat titelblad, (15),(blank),372,(4) s. Sidan 191-217 med hoppande paginering. Samtida pergamentband. Sprucken 10 cm bakre yttre fals. Bit 10 x 10 mm saknas vid ryggens fot. Fuktränder på ryggen. Blankt blad i slutet med nära samtida handskrivet register. Detta blad och eftersättsbladet med fuktfläckar. Namnteckning bortriven nedre yttre hörn på graverade titelbladet. Äldre namnteckningar på titelbladet Pehr Thyselius, Carl Wollrath 1720 och Ekerman på titelbladet. Carl Wollraths namnteckning överklistrad med papper i äldre tid på främre pärms spegel. Försättsbladet med Bo G:son Hogner uppoch nedväna stämplade exlibris samt en Hognernamnteckning 1917. 13,5 x 7 cm. *Collijn sp. 527. Med det ofta saknade graverade titelbladet. Utkom i ny upplaga 1670, samt som separat bihang till första (1654) och tredje (1676) upplagan av Loccenius svenska historia.[#\104943]

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        Vollständige teutsche Stadt-Recht, im Erb-Königreich Böheim und Marggrafthum Mähren. von einem, dem publico geneigten Rechtsgelehrten in Druck befoerdert.

      Wien, Ignaz Rungger, 1720 - 8°, Titellkupfer (10 Bl., 678 S., 35 Bl., HLdr. d. Zeit m goldgepägtem Rückenschild, Ein Blatt m. Einriss, Papierbedingt gebräunt, ansintsen schönes Exemplar. Erster Druck dieser kompletten Neufassung. Das rot-schwarze Titelbl. zeigt auf der Frontseite das Wappen von Böhmen und auf der Rückseite jenes von Mähren. Auf S. 277 ganzseitige Kupfertafel (Stammbaum). Widmungstext falsch eingebunden.Autor war der Dekan der Prager Universität Pavel Kristian z Koldina (1530-1589) dessen Stadtrecht 1579 erstmals erschien Ursprünglich galt es nur für Prag, später auch für die böhmischen und mährischen Städten sowie für die Städte der Grafschaft Glatz. ( en k Zíbrt, Bibliographie zur tschechischen Geschichte, II 983). 1600 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRATADO COMUNMENTE LLAMADO DE LA QUATRIPLE ALIANZA FIRMADO, Y CONCLVIDO EN LONDRES.

      Madrid: Diego Martinez Abad, . 1720 - 68pp. Small quarto. Middle Hill plain paper boards. Internally clean. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. From the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps, with his press mark. The Spanish printing of the Treaty of the Quadruple Alliance (Britain, Austria, France, and the Netherlands), by which the troubles over the Peace of Utrecht were finally settled, and a measure of peace was brought to the New World for several decades. France dropped all claims to Spanish colonies, and Philip V was confirmed in his New World dominions. Scarce. Not in EUROPEAN AMERICANA. OCLC locates only two copies. DAVENPORT 112. PALAU 339277. OCLC 34131498.

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        Nouvelle Carte de l'Amerique

      Leiden 1720 - Decorative early 18th century map with California as an island. This map was first issued in the German edition of Montanus's De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld in 1671. "The map [i.e. the plate] was later acquired by Pieter Van der Aa and used in at least two of his works . Van der Aa altered the plate removing the decorative cartouches and applying an entirely new one containing the title top left. There are various territories of the natives identified and one or two minor alterations of nomenclature" (Burden). Cartographically, the map follows the Visscher map of 1658, with California as an island and a large open lake in the place of the western Great Lakes. McLaughlin, The Mapping of California as an Island 187; Burden, The Mapping of North America II:430 (state 2). Copper-engraved map. (Expert restoration along the side margins).

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        Carte Nouvelle de Moscovie Represente la partie Septentrionale.

      1720 - Amsterdam: c.1720. Original colour. Two sheet conjoined, total 810 x 560mm. A few small cracks in the verdigris. Russia south to Astrakhan, in fine orginal colour, after De L'Isle.

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        Hispania et Portugaliae maritimi tractus a S. Andero ad Malagam.

      Amsterdam circa 1720. - Carta marina grabada. Color original.61 x51 cms.la carta orientada con el este en la parte superior,muestra las costas de la peninsula desde Bilbao hasta Málaga.Lineas de rumbos,rosas y decoración con combate naval.Gran cartela en parte superior con personajes alegóricos. esta carta proviene de la reedición del atlas Orbis Maritimus originalmente publicado por F de Wit en 1680 y reeditado por Ottens en torno a 1720 y reeditado posteriormente. debido a su éxito. Carta en muy buen estado y rara.

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        OPUSCULA MISCELLA.

      - Magdebourg, Impensis Novi Bibliopolii, 1720. 21,5x35 cm. Ouvrage en 2 tomes reliés en 1 volume. 1187 et 1307 pages + grande table non paginée. Un portrait de l'auteur et un frontispice en tête de volume. Titre en rouge et noir. Reliure de l'époque en plein parchemin. Dos lisse portant le titre en lettres brunes. Papier quelque peu bruni. Mors supérieur légèrement fendu, cependant ouvrage solide et bien dans son jus. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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