PORTA, GIOVANNI BATTISTA DELLA. 1538-1615.
De humana physiognomonia. Vico Æquense: J. Cacchius, 1586.
Folio (330 x 230 mm). **2 A-2L4. Engraved and letterpress title, engraved illustrations throughout, 1 full-page being a portrait of the dedicatee, 2 full-page being of human forms (repeated once). Period limp vellum. First third with waterstains, p 195 with illustration pasted over as usual but the pasted-on illustration here defective, a few paper flaws, binding worn.
One of the earliest illustrated works on physiognomy, and of considerable influence on succeeding generations of scientists including Lavater. Cacchi was first printer at Vico Equesne. Garrison-Morton 150.