ZOCCHI, Giuseppe (1711-1767). Vedute delle ville, e d'altri luoghi della Toscana. Florence: Giuseppe Bouchard, 1757.
Oblong broadsheet 2° (390 x 580mm). Etched title and 50 etched plates of the villas of Tuscany after Zocchi by Giuseppe Benedetti, Fabio Berardi, Matteo Carboni, Marco Antonio Corsi, Philote-Franois Duflos, Giuseppe Filosi, Vincenzo Franceschini, Giuliano Giampiccoli, Michele Marieschi, Niccolo Mogalli, Pietro Monaco, Filippo Morghen, Johann Sebastian Müller, Remigius Parr, Giovanni-Battista Piranesi, Johann Gottfried Seuter, and Giuseppe Wagner. (Occasional very minor soiling.) Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, red morocco label (extremities rubbed, more heavily to joints and spine ends, two worn patches to upper cover, corners bumped). Provenance: Emily, Countess of Shelburne, later Marchioness of Lansdowne (1819-1895; booklabel and ink ownership inscription to title margin).
A VERY GOOD COPY of the third (second Bouchard) edition. The first was published in 1744 and a second (the first published by Bouchard) in 1754. The fine plates show Tuscan villas set in gardens and surrounding landscape. The scenes are enlivened by human and animal activity, often of a humorous nature: a man fights to control his cloak whilst his hat is whisked away by a Tuscan hill-top wind, etc. Berlin Kat. 2701; Mason p.190.