Lot 371: Piranesi: 1 vol (3 works) incl: LAPIDES CAPITOLINI
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Piranesi, Giovanni Battista] 1 Volume containing 3 works: ++ I. B. Piranesii LAPIDES CAPITOLINI SIVE FASTI CONSULARES TRIUMPHALESQUE ROMANORUM AB URBE CONDITA USQUE AD TIBERIUM CAESAREM. (Rome: Gernosi Salomoni, 1762.) Above engr titles lower plate mark: Veneunt apud Auctorem in aedibus Comitis Thomati via Felici prope templum SS. Trinitatis in Monti Pincio. Etched title, dedication plate, large folding plate (Senatus Populusque Romanus Monumenta Marmorea ), 3 vignettes, and 1 tailpiece (on pp37, 46, Preface, and last text page). , 61,  pages. Some tearing to folding plates c-fold. Ficacci p. ++ ANTICHITA DI CORA Descritte ed Incise da Giovambat Piranesi. (np: sn, nd), [c. 1764.] , 15 pp and  plates/full-page engravings, numbered to X: Etched title, 3 single-page plates, 1 large folding plate, 6 double-page plates, 1 full-page engraving on verso of last text page, and a partial-page headpiece. One single-page plate has 2 images with separate plate marks but is still numbered as a single plate. Ficacci pp474-485. Each double-page plate has the double-oval fleur-de-lys watermark. ++ LE ROVINE DEL CASTELLO DELL ACQUA CIVILIA SITUATO IN ROMA PRESSO S EUSEBIO (Salomoni, 1761). Etched title, 2 initial letters, 2 tailpiece vignettes, and 19 plates, as per Ficacci p340-355. Plate numbers 17 and 18 appear on the same page. Plate 4 has 2 separate illustrations that account for a single plate. The last plate number is XIX, but the etched title is unnumbered. The 2 engraved tailpieces on text pages and the 2 initial letters are unnumbered. ++ Hind p85. Wove paper. Lg. folio. ¼ leather and cloth, marbled eps, edges sprinkled red. Joints and hinges brittle, chipping to spine ends and corners, fraying near edges of cloth, ink number at lower right of front cover. Plates mostly near fine.