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Labacco, Antonio
Libro d'Antonio Labacco Appartenente a l'Architettura nel qual si figurano alcune notabili antiquità di Roma
1559. Beautifully engraved title page showing allegorical figures surrounding an archway through which you can see Roman ruins, followed by dedications to the Popes, a note from Labacco to the reader, and 22 full-page engraved plates plus three double-page engraved plates and one large folding plate, depicting plans and views of famous monuments from Roman antiquity, including the Molo di Adriano (now called the Castel Sant'Angelo), the Arch and Forum of Trajan, the Temple of Castor and Pollux, the Theatre of Marcellus, column capitals, and architectural ornaments, with an additional leaf of engraved text which describes the large triple-panel folding plate which depicts a classical port with a circular church designed by Labacco himself, inspired by the Pantheon. Some extremely minor scattered toning or foxing, overall the images bright and bold, very fine condition. Folio. Later embossed leather with raised spine, impressed "L'Architettura del Labacco" to front cover. Extremely minor wear to cover along edges and spine. Rome (In Casa Nostra/Labacco) 1559. Antonio Labacco was a 16th century Italian architect, engraver, and writer on the architecture of classical Rome. He studied under the architect Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, who was perhaps best known for being hired to oversee the construction of St. Peter's Basilica after the death of Bramante. Labacco first published his architectural treatise in 1552, with plates he had engraved either by himself or, some say, with the assistance of his son, Mario. This is the fifth edition of this important work in the study of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bernett Penka Rare Books [Boston, MA, U.S.A.]
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