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RAPHAEL SANZIO, da Urbino (1483--1520)
Imagines Veteris ac Novi Testamenti a Raphaële Sanctio Vrbinate in Vaticani palatii xystis mirà pictvrae elegantia expressae. Jo. Jacobi de Rubeis cura, ac sumptibus, delineatæ, incisæ, ac typis editæ.
[Romæ]: 1675. Io. Iacob. de Rubeis formis,
Engr. frontis., engr. dedic. t.-pl., [1], 52 engr. pl. ; 33.5 x 44.0 cm. (obl. 2°)

All engraved. Publication date from imprint line of the engraved frontispiece with portrait of Raphael; the date is given as 'MDCLXXIV' in the cartouche. The title-plate includes a portrait and dedication to Queen Christina of Sweden. Thirty-six of the plates are engraved by Cesare Fantetti, the remainder by Pietro Aquila. For a description of the original work and reduced reproductions of the plates, see Massimo Mussini, La Bibbia di Raffaello (Brescia 1979), pp. 75-[79], [98]-[113]. Berlin Kat. 4062.

Copy Notes Front free-endpaper inscribed in ink 2/5/0 and John Soane/ 1805.

Binding C17th sheep, gilt-tooled spine, red morocco spine-labels lettered 'Estempe/ Raphae/ Vrbina' and '1664' [sic].

Reference Number 6558


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