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FABRETTI, Raphael (1618--1700)
[De aquis et aquaeductibus]
Raph. Fabretti Gasparis F. Urbinatis De aquis et aquæductibus veteris Romæ dissertationes tres editio secunda Romana adnotationibus illustrata.
Romæ: apud Natalem Barbiellini, 1788.
VIII, 208, [2] p., [5] engr. maps (fold.), [24] pl. (7 fold.), [2] letterpress tables ; 24.2 cm. (4°)

First published in 1680 (see BAL, Early printed books, no. 1010). The work had also appeared in Joannes Georgius Graevius, Thesaurus antiquitatum romanarum ..., Leiden, 1697, vol. IV, p. 1677--1777. Most of the plates have keys printed in letterpress, and some bear impressions of more than one copper and/or have additional woodcut diagrams; both sides are sometimes used. The letterpress tables are quarto-size leaves inserted between pp. 60 & 61 and 62 & 63. Title-page printed in red and black.

Copy Notes Purchased at Christie's sale, 23 March 1813 (q.v.) for 15s. 6d. in lot 93 (with five other items).

Binding C18th Italian decorated paper covers, half bound in red and green mottled sheep, gilt roll-tooled spine, tan morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 2226


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