Vitruvius, Architettura, Perugia, 1536, modern crushed green morocco
Vitruvius, Architettura, Perugia, 1536, modern crushed green morocco
Vitruvius, Architettura, Perugia, 1536, modern crushed green morocco
Vitruvius, Architettura, Perugia, 1536, modern crushed green morocco
Vitruvius, Architettura, Perugia, 1536, modern crushed green morocco
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Vitruvius, Architettura, Perugia, 1536, modern crushed green morocco

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

272273

Vitruvius, Architettura, Perugia, 1536, modern crushed green morocco

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

VITRUVIUS POLLIO, MARCUS

Architettura, con il suo commento et figure [translated by Giovanni Battista Caporali]. Perugia: Giano Bigazzini, 1 April 1536


folio (281 x 195mm.), woodcut title-page, woodcut illustrations (including a portrait of Bigazzini), woodcut initials, modern crushed green morocco with single gilt fillet border, G8 misbound after quire L, I4-6 and quire L8 remargined at foot, M5 and P7 repaired at foot


The portrait of Conte Giano Bigazzini shows him in military dress; he had worked as a condottiere for the Republic of Venice before retiring to his native Perugia and immersing himself in literary and artistic pursuits. His private press produced just two works: this edition of Vitruvius's first five books prepared by the artist Caporali, and a volume of poems by Lodovico Dolce. The printer may have been Luca Bini who was in Perugia at this time.


LITERATURE:

BAL RIBA 3536; Edit16 54111; Mortimer, Harvard Italian 546; Sander 7700

Condition Report

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Vitruvius, Architettura, Perugia, 1536, modern crushed green morocco
Vitruvius, Architettura, Perugia, 1536, modern crushed green morocco
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