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COSTA, Giovanni Francesco (d. 1773)
Delle delicie del fiume Brenta espresse ne' palazzi e casini situati sopra le sue sponde dalla sboccatura nella laguna di Venezia fino alla città di Padova disegnate ed incise da Gianfrancesco Costa architetto e pittore Veneziano ...
Venezia appresso l'autore, 1750. (1756).
2 vols ; 54.2 cm. (2°)
I: [4] p., LXX pl.
II: LXX pl.

Letterpress title in vol. I only; the first plate in each volume is an engraved title-plate reading Le delizie del fiume Brenta nei palazzi e casini situati sopra le sue sponde ...; that in vol. II is dated 1756. At foot of imprint in vol. I: 'Si vende Lire sessantasei Venete'. Costa was an architect and painter known chiefly for the present work. There were probably three editions, the last with title-plates and captions in Italian and French issued by Albrizzi probably after 1772 (see Getty Research Institute Library catalogue).

Copy Notes Bound in one volume. Front free-endpaper inscribed in ink 558.

Binding C18th quarter sprinkled hairsheep, brown Kiebitzpapier boards, gilt-tooled spine, red and black spine-labels.

Reference Number 4081


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