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MARTINELLI, Agostino:
DESCRITTIONE DI DIVERSI PONTI ESISTENTI SOPRA LI FIUMI NERA, E TEVERE con vn discorso particolare della nauigatione da Perugia a Roma. Del cav. D. Agostino Martinelli Ferrarese, Lettore di Legge in Sapientia
In Roma: per Nicolò Angelo Tinassi, 1676.. FIRST EDITION 1676, small 4to, approximately 200 x 145 mm, 7¾ x 5¾ inches, engraved frontispiece portrait of Pope Innocent XI to whom the book is dedicated, small pictorial printer's device on title page, 21 engraved plates, of which 16 large folding plates, 2 small folding plates, 3 single plates of which 1 is a full page coat of arms with the motto "Non horret inermis", a few decorated initials, pages: (8), 58, (2), collation: pi4, A-F4, G6, final leaf is a blank, bound in modern half vellum over grey boards, black printed lettering to spine. No free endpapers, frontispiece neatly reinserted, early ink inscription to lower margin crossed through once, fore-edge margin of title page expertly repaired with no loss of printed area, pale stain to title page, top margin of title and a few other pages slightly trimmed, a few pages lightly age-browned, not affecting plates, page edges slightly soft, A2 is damaged on the top 7 lines of text and very slightly in the middle, repaired with some loss (see image), 3 lower blank corners neatly repaired, a few small repairs to outer margins, not affecting text, worm track to lower inner margins from B1-C2 and including the margin only of 2 plates, 75 mm (3") closed tear to inner margin of folding plate at page 16, neatly repaired on reverse, 3 very small pale brown spots on 1 plate and 1 text page. A repaired copy with slight loss of text but complete with all plates. These show various bridges along the course of the Nera and the Tiber, including those within Rome itself, revealing much of con … [Click Below for Full Description]
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