5 December 2008
VITRUVIUS POLLIO, Marcus. De Architectura. Commentary by Daniele Barbaro. Venice: Franciscus Senensus, 1567.
2o (303 x 202 mm). Numerous woodcut illustrations and initials. (Title-page lightly soiled, a few pale stains.) Contemporary vellum (some darkening). Provenance: W. Gedney Beatty (1869-1941), American architect (gifted to): The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Department of Prints (bookplate recording the bequest, cancelled).
FIRST LATIN EDITION of Barbaro's commentary. The plates are reduced copies of those found in the Marcolini edition, with the exception of the birds-eye-view of Venice which is not found in the Marcolini edition. Adams V-909; Cicognara 716; Fowler 409; Harvard/Mortimer Italian 550.
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