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PIRANESI, Francesco (1758--1810)
['Topographià della Fabbriche scoperte nella Città di Pompei ... sino al 1792']
[Rome]: [F. Piranesi], [1792].
[4] etch. pl. (1 fold.) ; 54.5 x 76.5 cm.

The title is taken from the first etched plate, a plan of Pompei, which is dedicated to Gustav III of Sweden. It is followed by three etched plates drawn by Louis-Jean Desprez and engraved by Francesco Piranesi [1] Veduta della Porta dell' antica Città di Pompei, signed and dated 'Luigi Desprez delin., Cav. Franco. Piranesi incise 1789'. [2] Veduta del Tempio d'Isida quale ogge esiste fra gli avanzi dell' antica Città di Pompei, dated 1788; and [3] Veduta del Sepolcro di Mamia negl' avanzi dell' antica Città di Pompei, dated 1789. For further information about the life and works of Francesco Piranesi see BAL Early printed books, no. 2545.

Copy Notes Bound with a collection of items engraved by Francesco Piranesi appended to Giovanni Battista Piranesi' Differentes vues [Rome, 1778] (q.v.).

Binding C19th half diced calf, gilt roll-tooled borders, marbled-paper boards, marbled edges, gilt-tooled spine, gilt lettered 'Colonna/ Traiano/ Pesto Adriana/ Pompei, &c.' Uniformly bound with Vedute di Roma [1747--1787] (q.v.) and Vasi candelabri cippi... [1778--1791] (q.v.).

Reference Number 6423


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