Statue di Firenze [incluso: “Catalogo delle Statue del R. Giardino di Boboli colla Notizia dei Loro Autori”, “Catalogo delle Statue nel R. Palazzo de Pitti”, Catalogo delle Statue colla Notizia dei Loro Autori ec.” ec.]
Tres Parti (complete) [Tutto dichiarato come prima parte]. Firenze, Presso Giuseppe Volpini Cartolaro, no year [c. 1765]. Octavo. Collation complete. Pagination: Part I (Primo): Frontispiece copper-engraving with Florence in the background, 8 pages of text with introduction by Giovanni Chiari and the catalogue of statues in Boboli Garden, 25 plates each with 4 copper-engravings of Statues in Boboli Garden. Part II (Seconda): Frontispiece copper-engraving with Florence in the background, 8 pages of text with catalogue of Statues in Palazzo Pitti, 41 plates each with 4 copper-engravings of Statues in Pitti Palace. Part III (Terza): Frontispiece copper-engraving with Florence in the background, 8 pages of text with catalogue of Statues [″Catalogo delle Statue colla Notizia del Loro Autori ec. (incl. Michelangelo Buonarotti, Donatello etc.). Hardcover / Original bookblock rebound by Bayntun in Bath in a subtle and charming modern cloth with gilt lettering on new spine-label. Original endpapers preserved. Exceptional condition of this rare 18th century publication with only very faint signs of foxing. Provenance: Richard Meade, Ballymartle (with the Meade Family – crest as library stamp).
Rare and beautiful gallery of Florentine statues, with a view of Florence on the frontispieces. All plates created by Gaetano Vascellini (signed in the plate of the three frontispieces). Almost every plate contains four copper-engravings with Florentine statues; other plates illustrate groups of statues inside an oval. Also included are several full page (oblong) engravings of: 1. The fountain of Neptune (Fontana Nettuno); 2. Cosimo I. de Medici’s procession (entrance) into Siena as a ruler (1557); 3. Coronation scene of Cosimo die Medici in Rome; 4. Creazione al Ducato di Cosimo I. fatole dal Senato Fiorentino; 5. Ratto delle Sabine; 6. Base sulla Piazza di S. Lorenzo di Baccio Bandinelli con basso rilievo esprimente Giovanni de Medici Padre di Cosimo //