21 March 2005
PIRANESI, Giovanni Battista (1720-78). Catalogo delle opere date finora alla luce. Rome: the author, [after 1761].
Royal-size broadsheet (504 x 413 mm), heavy laid paper, with watermark. Etching by Piranesi (Robison state 3), platemark: 397 x 295 mm. (Some marginal soiling, unobtrusive vertical crease at left.) Cloth portfolio.
FINE IMPRESSION, with wide margins. Rare early issue of Piranesi's splendid historiated catalogue, advertising Antichità Romane, Architetture diverse, Carceri d'invenzione, Della magnificenza ed architettura de' Romani, and other works, as well as listing plates 1-60 of Vedute di Roma. Wilton-Ely 1; Hind p. 6 no. 2 (copies at British Museum, Cambridge University Library).
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