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Blondus, Flavius
ROMA INSTAURATA. DE ORIGINE ET GESTIS VENETORUM. ITALIA ILLUSTRATA. VERONA: BONINUS DE BONINIS, DE RAGUSIA, 20 DECEMBER 1481 AND 7 FEBRUARY 1482
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
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Blondus, Flavius
ROMA INSTAURATA. DE ORIGINE ET GESTIS VENETORUM. ITALIA ILLUSTRATA. VERONA: BONINUS DE BONINIS, DE RAGUSIA, 20 DECEMBER 1481 AND 7 FEBRUARY 1482
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Blondus, Flavius
ROMA INSTAURATA. DE ORIGINE ET GESTIS VENETORUM. ITALIA ILLUSTRATA. VERONA: BONINUS DE BONINIS, DE RAGUSIA, 20 DECEMBER 1481 AND 7 FEBRUARY 1482
Chancery folio (292 x 203mm.), 151 leaves (of 152, without final blank), [*4] a10 b–f8 g4 A–L8 M6, 46 lines plus headline, gothic type, 2- to 11-line initials in red or blue, red underlining, second part with numerous early annotations in red ink, contemporary Austrian half stamped pigskin over wooden boards with a roll-tooled hunting scene by the Art Wien Jagdrollen-Meister (EDBD w002500, active in Salzburg, 1490-1516), single clasp, title lettered across foot of textblock, occasional light staining, small wormholes in first few leaves, joints repaired, new endbands, lacking strap
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Literature

Goff B702; HC 3243 + HC 3247; BMC vii 951; BSB-Ink B-554; Bod-inc B-357; GW 4423

Catalogue Note

Second edition of Blondus's Roma instaurata, written in the 1440s, attempting to map the topography of classical Rome onto his contemporary Rome, using sources both archaeological and literary. It is considered to be the first antiquarian work on the subject. It is accompanied by Blondus's account of the Venetians, and his historical geography of Italy region by region, the Italia illustrata, which in this copy is accompanied by annotations in a neat contemporary hand.

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