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Lot 413 - Tuscany. FONTANI, Francesco. Viaggio pittorico della Toscana. - Firenze, Giuseppe [...]

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Tuscany. FONTANI, Francesco. Viaggio pittorico della Toscana.
Firenze, Giuseppe Tofani, 1801-18033 Vols Folio, mm. 535x350; Binding in quarter havana calf and colored paper on the corners, carta, spine with 5 ribs golden title, policrome edges; pp. VIII,168, 79 plates, of which 3 folded; IV,140, 64 plates, of which 4 folded; pp. IV,140, 66 plates, of which 2 folded. A total of 209 etchings, of which 9 folded. Sign of damages at the bindings, nice copy.

First edition. Rare and impressive collection of views of cities and countrysides of Tuscany designed by Terreni and engraved in aquatint, among others, by Antonio Land, Wenceslas Spinazzi, Cosimo Rossi, Giovanni Pacini. As stated in the Preface the goal is to "gather together all the most ennobling and makes it superior in value and beauty in the lovely Tuscany". The first volume deals with the north western area of the region; the second considers the south central part; the third is the eastern part. The beautiful plates are accompanied by detailed historical information.
Each tome is accompanied by three indexes: the views, the artists and the most noteworthy things.
Brunet, II,1330; Lozzi, II,5462 che cita solo la II edizione del 1817 e la III del 1827) in 6 volumi in 8vo. The work is offered with a valid export license.

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