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Les Merveilles De La Ville De Rome Où est traité des Églises, Stations, & Reliques des Corps Saints qui y sont
1725. ROME. FRANZINI, Girolamo. Les merveilles de la ville de Rome, où est traitè des Eglises, stations, & reliques des corps saints qui y sont... ensemble les noms des papes, empereurs, & autres princes chrestiens. Nouvellement corrigé, & amplifié: avec une addition de tout ce qui s'est fait depuis le Pape Clement Huictiesme jusque à present. Et de la restauration des Eglises. Le noms des peintres plus celebres, & autres choses remarquables. Les sept merveilles du monde. Beaoucoup corrigé, & augmenté en cette impression. On y a adjouté la Guide des chemins de Rome aux principales villes d'Italie, & lieux circonvoisins, avec le voyage de S. Jacque en Galice. Et une table alphabetique des matieres. With text by Pierre Leoni. [8], 216 pp. Illustrated with an engraved allegorical frontispiece of Rome plus 67 woodcuts of which two are double-page and one full-page. Small 8vo., 160 x 120 mm, bound in contemporary brown calf, spine with three raised bands. Rome: Bernabò, 1725. |~||~||~||~||~||~| Girolamo Franzini's Le cose maravigliose dell'alma città di Roma (1600) is considered an iconic work on travel writing, as well as one of the first sophisticated modern guide books to the city of Rome. Franzini's woodcut blocks were extremely popular and used for the illustration of many guides to Rome for more than a hundred years, as evident in their use here. This pocket-sized guide, "Nouellement corrigée & amplifiée," is a key to understanding the literary, artistic, and architectural nature of the ancient city of Rome. The woodcut illustrations provide just enough detail for the traveler to unmistakably identify the principle structures. This work also contains "Les Antiquites de la Ville de Rome" by Andrea Palladio (pp. 144-200). Some wear and stains to the cover but the text remains clean and bright. An attractive copy. Very rare: OCLC lists no copies outside France. Rossetti G1114.
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