BELLORI, Giovanni Pietro (1615-1696). Veteres arcus Augustorum triumphis insignes ex reliquiis quae Romae adhuc supersunt. Rome: G.F.Buagni for G.G.Rossi, 1690.
2° (495 x 320mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece and 46 plates (numbered 3-15 & 20-52), 3 folding, 21 double-page. (Some browning and spotting.) Contemporary English speckled calf gilt, red morocco lozenge gilt tooled with elephant crest onlaid to uppermost compartment of spine (slight surface damage to leather on upper cover). Provenance: Sir Andrew Fountaine (binding).
A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. The apparently incomplete plate count corresponds to the Berlin Kat. copy, and to a copy sold at auction recently (Sotheby's, 29 Nov 1990, lot 103). Berlin Kat. 1864; cf. Cicognara 3608 (calling for 52 plates).