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Plafons a la Romaine. Nouvellement inventez et gravez par Jean le Pautre.
- Paris, (Gérard I) Jollain, 1665. Complete suite of fine etched title and 5 plates with plate numbers, 1-6, showing ceiling designs in the classical manner, with a variant for the right half; between the two variants is a scale of measurements in French feet. ca. 14,5 x 21,3 cm on leaves of ca. 20,4 x 29 cm. (Stitching loose).*I.F.F. XVII, 12, Nos. 1868 - 1873. Cf. Fuhring (Nos. 8856 - 8861, note: first edition before numbers). Second edition with plate numbers, published in the same year at the same publisher as the first edition. Beautiful baroque designs for sculpted and painted ceilings in Roman style, invented and etched by the famous French ornament designer and architect Jean Lepautre (Paris 1618 - 1682). Depicted are ceilings with round or rectangular middle sections, some with cloudy skies, containing interalia an eagle, armorial trophies, a chained prisoner, garlands of fruit and leaves, religious scenes, a medallion with an emperor's bust. - Blank corner of one plate torn off, else well preserved, with ample margins.[(4409)] [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Ludwig Rosenthal's Antiquariaat]
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