CALLOT, Jacques (1592-1635, etcher) -- Andrea SALVADORI. Guerra d'amore Festa del Serenissimo Gran Duca di Toscana, Cosimo Secundo, fatta in Firenze il Carnevale del 1615. Florence: Zanobi Pignoni, 1615. 4 folding etched plates by Callot. (Three of the plates with small neat marginal repairs and creases at old folds.) G.G.Bertelà & A.P.Tofani. Feste e Apparati Medicei da Cosimo I a Cosimo II. (Florence: 1969) pp.142-149 & 226; Lieure 169-172; H.Diane Russell. Jacques Callot prints & Related Drawings (Washington: 1975) pp. 60-62 & nos 49-52.

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CALLOT, Jacques (1592-1635, etcher) -- Andrea SALVADORI. Guerra d'amore Festa del Serenissimo Gran Duca di Toscana, Cosimo Secundo, fatta in Firenze il Carnevale del 1615. Florence: Zanobi Pignoni, 1615. 4 folding etched plates by Callot. (Three of the plates with small neat marginal repairs and creases at old folds.) G.G.Bertelà & A.P.Tofani. Feste e Apparati Medicei da Cosimo I a Cosimo II. (Florence: 1969) pp.142-149 & 226; Lieure 169-172; H.Diane Russell. Jacques Callot prints & Related Drawings (Washington: 1975) pp. 60-62 & nos 49-52.

[Bound with:]
Andrea SALVADORI. Guerra di Bellezza. Festa a cavallo fatta in Firenze. Per la venuta del serenissimo Principe d'Urbino. L'Ottobre del 1616. Florence: Zanobi Pignoni, 1616. Letterpress title without the vignette arms of the Prince of Urbino. 5 etched plates by Callot (two folding). (Old crease marks, small tears to folding plates.) Bertelà & Tofani pp. 150-156 & 228; Lieure 178-182; Russell pp. 62-65 & nos 54-58.
[And:] Pietro CECCONCELLI. Battaglia tra tessitori, e tintori. Festa da farsi in Firenze nel fiume Arno il dì 25. di Luglio 1619. Florence: alle Stelle Medicee, 1619. Title within border of typographic ornaments with woodcut device, A6v with first two lines of verse corrected with cancel slip. One etched and engraved folding plate. (Upper margins close-shaved to headlines and page numbers of text, plate with old creases and very small holes.) Bertelà & Tofani pp. 180-185 & 232; Lieure 302; Russell pp. 70-72 & no 67.
[And:] Giulio PARIGI. Relazione d'uno spettacolo militare fatto in Firenze in un pratto del Palazzo de Pitti. Florence: Volcmar Timan, 1606. Woodcut Medici arms on title. One folding etched plate. (Plate repaired at inner margin.)

4 works in one volume, 4° (215 x 153mm.) 19th-century English maroon morocco gilt, titles of the four works lettered on the upper cover, monogram 'HED' surmounted by a Baron's coronet on the lower cover, spine lettered in gilt, g.e., by J.Clarke (light fading to covers). Provenance: Pietro Ginori-Conti (armorial bookplate).

A fine group of the more ephemeral works by and associated with Callot and his work for the Medici court. The fourth work, although related through the Medici connection, is not illustrated by Callot. The most famous image is undoubtedly The Fan, in the third work, so-called because 500 impressions of the print were attached to actual fans, with printed verses relating to the 'battle' on the verso, and distributed to ladies. Despite its shape it seems that the plate was not designed for this purpose.
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