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NORMAND, Charles Pierre Joseph (1765--1840)
Nouveau parallèle des ordres d'architecture des Grecs, des Romains, et des auteurs modernes. Dessiné et gravé au trait par Charles Normand, ...
A Paris de l'imprimerie de Firmin Didot, imprimeur du Roi, de l'Institut et de la Marine, 1819.
vi, 39, [1] p., engr. frontis., [1], LXIII pl. ; 45 cm. (2°)

This is the first edition of Normand's collection of plates comparing the orders as drawn by Alberti, De L'Orme, Palladio, Scamozzi, Serlio and Vignola and described by Vitruvius, with surviving architecture in Rome. The detail and accuracy of the plates made the work highly useful, and it was translated into a number of European languages and continued to be reprinted well into the twentieth century. BAL Early printed books, no. 2315.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting pl. XVIII. Front pastedown inscribed in pencil 2.10.0.

Binding C19th quarter grained [?] sheep, dark green paste-paper boards.

Reference Number 2892


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