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POZZUOLI -- Vedute delle Antichita della Citta di Pozzuoli. Naples: Paolo Petrini, 1718.

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POZZUOLI -- Vedute delle Antichita della Citta di Pozzuoli. Naples: Paolo Petrini, 1718.

Small oblong 2° (195 x 309mm). Engraved title and 16 engravings, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 4 related engravings and an engraved folding map from one or more other works. (Small chip in title-margin, light soiling and occasional marginal spotting, one of the additional plates mounted.) 19th-century limp half cloth (rubbed).

RARE. The engravings include views of the Pozzuoli's famed geological attractions: its many caves and splendid Solfatara; its antiquities: the Flavian amphitheatre, Serapeo, and various temples; and a view of Vesuvius. Paolo Petrini was a Neapolitan mapmaker who reached his peak at the beginning of the 18th-century; he is known primarily for his wall maps, many of which are also rare. SBN Italian Union Catalogue records no copy; one copy at Göttingen.

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