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ROSSINI, Luigi.
Le Antichità Romane ossia raccolta delle piu Interessanti Vedute di Roma Antica Designate ed incise dall' Architetto Incisore Luigi Rossini Ravennate In Numero centuna Vedute.
1829. Large folio (cm 77x62), contemporary half morocco, red morocco title label on front board; title, 1p. catalogue of Rossini's publications and 101 very large etched plates (cm 75x50) !! in plano, not folded, Wear to the spine. An extensive record of the buildings of Rome at the beginning of the 19th century, the work of Luigi Rossini (1790-1857) an architect and etcher. Although clearly influenced by Piranesi, Rossini wanted to show the buildings in the context of contemporary Rome; therefore he collaborated with Roman artist Bartolomeo Pinelli (1771-1835), whose illustrations of the street life of the city were used as staffage for the architecture. These figures included the Grand Tourists, washerwomen, monks and priests, ferrymen and fishermen and, under the Arch of Septimus Severus, knife-fighters. A monumental work: some of the coppers are very large, with little margins and the look really majestic.. .
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco [Italy]
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