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ROGISSART, Alexandre sieur de (fl. 1706)
Les delices de l'Italie, ou description exacte de ce pays, et ses principales villes, ... Par le Sr. de Rogissart. ...
Leiden Pierre Vander Aa, 1706.
3 vols ; 16 cm. (12°)
I: [16], 275, [1] p., engr. frontis., add. engr. t.-pl., [45] pl. (1 fold.)
II: 276--554 p., engr. frontis., engr. t.-pl., [55] pl. (1 fold.)
III: 555--718, [62], 9, [1] p., engr. frontis., engr. t.-pl., [52] pl.

First edition. This is the first in Pieter van der Aa's successful series of similarly-titled small format travel guides. Soane also owned a complete copy of the 1707 Paris edition (q.v.).

Copy Notes Imperfect; volumes I and III only of the three-volume first edition, wanting all the plates including the title-plates. Inscribed in ink on front paste-down endpapers Jean Merigeot Dec le 10/ 1742.

Binding C18th sheep, gilt-lettered spines, ink-lettered paper spine-labels.

Reference Number 3197


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