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Giuseppe Vasi (1710-1782)
Giuseppe Vasi (1710-1782)

Prospetto del 'Alma Cittá di Roma visto dal Monte Gianicolo

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Giuseppe Vasi (1710-1782)
Prospetto del 'Alma Cittá di Roma visto dal Monte Gianicolo
the set of 12 etchings, the complete, monumental panorama of the city of Rome, circa 1745-65, on wove paper, very good impressions, a uniform set, on six large and six smaller sheets, loose (as issued), probably from a slightly later edition (first published in Rome, 1765), the full sheets with margins, some with deckle edges, some minor creases and some surface dirt, foxing and stains in the margins, generally in good condition
Small plates:
P. 338 x 445 mm., S. 390 x 558 mm. (and similar)
Larger plates:
P. 690 x 443 mm., S. 777 x 560 mm. (and similar) (12)
Sale Room Notice
Please note that the prints are from the second edition of 1829 and dated accordingly on the lower left sheet.

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Lot Essay

In its original condition, loose and not trimmed and mounted, this is a particularly good set of this magnificent panorama. Vasi's Prospetto is not only breathtaking in its sheer size and abundance of detail but also of great historical interest. As Amato Pietro Frutaz writes: Con questa splendida veduta panoramica di Roma si pu veramente avere un'idea precisa della cittá nel secolo XVIII. (A. P. Frutaz, Le Piante di Roma I, Rome, 1962, no. CLXXI)

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