Rome: Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi, n.d., ca. 1670. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Item #18794
Oblong folio of engravings. The first work has 43 numbered plates beginning with a dedication: "Eminentissimo ac reuerendissimo Principi Camillo Maximo S.R.E. Cardinali amplissimo." The 43 plates were engraved by Pietro Santo Bartoli and are complete.
Bound with: "D. Nicolao Simonello picturae omiumq(ue) bonarum artium cultori eximio..." 15 engraved plates, complete.
Bound with: "Serenissimo Principi Medices Leonis X admirandae virtutis imagines ab Hetruriae legatione ad Pontificatum a Raphaeli Urbinata ad vivum, et ad miraculum expressas, in Aulaeis Vaticanis." 15 engraved plates, complete.
The dedicatee of the first work, Carlo Cardinal Massimo, was created a cardinal in 1670; he died in 1677. This helps date the present work.
The engravings are printed on one side only of each leaf. The leaves are bound along the left side in a contemporary or near contemporary binding of quarter leather, gilt spine rules, decorated paper boards. Edges, corners and hinges are scuffed and worn, small spine repair, else this is very good with the engravings in fine condition.
The engravings of each work are complete and rare thus.