ZANETTI (ANTONIO MARIA, elder and younger) Delle antiche statue Grechie, e Romane, che nell'antisala della libreria di San Marco, e in altri luoghi pubblici di Venezia si trovano, 2 vol.

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Lot 584
ZANETTI (ANTONIO MARIA, elder and younger)
Delle antiche statue Grechie, e Romane, che nell'antisala della libreria di San Marco, e in altri luoghi pubblici di Venezia si trovano, 2 vol.

Sold for £ 1,800 (US$ 2,400) inc. premium

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29 Sep 2009, 11:00 BST

Oxford

ZANETTI (ANTONIO MARIA, elder and younger)
Delle antiche statue Grechie, e Romane, che nell'antisala della libreria di San Marco, e in altri luoghi pubblici di Venezia si trovano, 2 vol., first edition, titles printed in red and black, engraved allegorical frontispiece by Felicita Sartori after Giambattista Piazzetti, engraved portrait of the dedicatee Christian IV of Denmark by Pittori after Piazzetti, 100 engraved plates by Giovanni Cattini, Giovanni Petrini, Giovanni Antonio Faldoni and others after the Zanettis, text leaves within decorative borders, decorations within the text, bookplate of Baron North, BLACKMER COPY, nineteenth half calf, spines gilt, slightly rubbed [Blackmer 1868; Berlin Kat. 4208; Cicognara 3565], folio, Venice, "Con Privilgio dell'Eccellentissimo Senato", 1740-1743

Footnotes

  • A handsomely produced work illustrated with a fine series of plates illustrating the ancient statues to be found in Venice, particularly in the Marcian Library of which the younger Zanetti was the librarian. "This work marks an important stage in the development of neo-classical taste in Venice" (Blackmer).

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