TASSO (TORQUATO) La Gerusalemme liberata... con le figure di Giambattista Piazzetta, Venice, Giambatista Albrizzi, 1745

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Lot 73
TASSO (TORQUATO)
La Gerusalemme liberata... con le figure di Giambattista Piazzetta, Venice, Giambatista Albrizzi, 1745

Sold for £ 1,530 (US$ 1,890) inc. premium
TASSO (TORQUATO)
La Gerusalemme liberata... con le figure di Giambattista Piazzetta, half-title, title in red and black with large engraved vignette, engraved allegorical frontispiece, portrait of the dedicatee Maria Theresa of Austria, 20 plates with ornamental borders (captioned with the names and arms of its sponsor), 25 pictorial head- and end-pieces (5 full-page, others mostly half-page), full-page portrait of Piazzetta and Albrizzi at the end, all by M. Schedl after Piazzetta, engraved historiated initials, thumb sized small stain in margin of 4 leaves, contemporary Venetian red morocco gilt, elaborately tooled, g.e., worn, upper joint weakened [Cohen-De Ricci 978], folio (445 x 305mm.), Venice, Giambatista Albrizzi, 1745

Footnotes

  • One of the finest illustrated books printed in eighteenth century Venice. "Piazzetta's illustrations often bear little relation to the medieval content of the poem, instead drawing on contemporary French rococo sources, showing shepherds and shepherdesses in pastoral settings" (Royal Collection Trust, website).
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