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 Central Italy 

ZOCCHI, Giuseppe. [Zocchi's views of mid-18th century Florence]
Scelta di XXIV Vedute delle principali Contrade, Piazze, Chiese, e Palazzi della Città di Firenze. Florence: Guiseppe Bouchard, 1754. Large folio: contemporary half calf with marbled boards, old mss. title label on front board; engr. dedication, double-page engr. title, 24 double-page plates, as called for. Binding rubbed, inner hinges strained; plate III with tear through title into printed border,, plate IV with rust hole in printed border.
The complete set of 24 views of Florence drawn by Giuseppe Zocchi (c.1711-67) on the commission of the Marchese Andrea Gerini (1691-1766), and engraved by some of the formost Italian engravers of the period, including Guiseppe Vasi. Although the influences of Piranesi can be seen, Zocchi pays more attention to everyday life in the city, including boatmen, swimmers, knife-grinders, promenaders and coachmen. The last four plates depict the festivals of the city, including the Chariot Race at Piazza Santa Maria Novella. The series was first published in 1744 and, like this edition, was dedicated to Maria Theresa of Austria, whose husband was Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor and Duke of Tuscany.
[Ref: 14735]    £24,500.00 ($32,953 • €27,832 rates)

ZATTA, Antonio. [18th Century map of Tuscany]
Il Gran Ducato di Toscana : Diviso Nelle Sue Provincie dall Abbe. B. Borghi : Di nuova Projezione Venice, 1783. Original colour. 420 x 330mm.
Eighteenth century map of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
[Ref: 17659]    £385.00 ($518 • €437 rates)

ZOCCHI, Giuseppe. [18th century view of Florence]
A View of Florence on the side of the Arno and of Trinty Bridge Taken from the Palace of Signior Capponi. London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Original colour. 295 x 450mm. Small piece of paper missing in bottom margin not affecting the printed area.
A view of Florence by Giuseppe Zocchi (c.1711-67), engraved by Parr, showing river traffi, coaches and pedestirans.
[Ref: 15132]    £400.00 ($538 • €454 rates)

PIATTI, Guglielmo. [An Unusual Town Plan Of Florence]
Pianta Della Citta Di Firenze. Florence, Piatti, c.1800, 350 x 470mm
A detailed plan of Florence with an extensive key of 173 items. Piatti was a prolific publisher of books, but this map of his home city seems to be the total of his cartographic output.
[Ref: 10485]    £350.00 ($471 • €398 rates)

Anonymous. [The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa]
Vue du Clocher de la Metropolitaine de Pise France. c. 1820. Aquatint. 230 x 160mm.
The Tower at Pisa ( Torre di Pisa ). The border has been painted to recreate the presentation of a watercolour. Engraved by Carocci.
[Ref: 16023]    £250.00 ($336 • €284 rates)

ROSSINI, Luigi. [A monumental work on the buildings of Rome]
Le Antichità Romane ossia raccolta delle piu Interessanti Vedute di Roma Antica Designate ed incise dall' Architetto Incisore Luigi Rossini Ravennate In Numero centuna Vedute. Rome: Negozio Scudellari & Rossini, 1829. Large folio, contemporary half morocco, red morocco title label on front board; title, 1p. catalogue of Rossini's publications and 101 etched plates. Wear to spine, boards faded.
An extensive record of the buildings of Rome at the beginning of the 19th century, the work of Luigi Rossini (1790-1857) an architect and etcher. Although clearly influenced by Piranesi, Rossini wanted to show the buildings in the context of contemporary Rome; therefore he collaborated with Roman artist Bartolomeo Pinelli (1771-1835), whose illustrations of the street life of the city were used as staffage for the archtecture. These figures included the Grand Tourists, washerwomen, monks & priests, ferrymen & fishermen and, under the Arch of Septimus Severus, knife-fighters. A monumental work.
[Ref: 14005]    £22,500.00 ($30,263 • €25,560 rates)

VALLARDI, Guiseppe and Pietro. [Town plan of Florence]
Pianta della Citta di Firenze. Milan, c. 1830. Coloured. 200 x 240mm.
Town plan of Florence with an extensive key (in Italian) to 'remarkable places'. Florence Cathedral; the Loggia dei Lanzi, and the Palazzo Vechio (the town hall) are illustrated.
[Ref: 17536]    £180.00 ($242 • €204 rates)

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. [19th century folding plan of Florence]
Florence. London: Baldwin & Cradock, 1836. Original outline colour. Steel-engraving. Dissected and laid on linen, folded into buckram covers, titled in gilt, as issued. 345 x 400.
Town plan with elevations of some of the main buildings. Usually this map appeared in the SDUK atlas: however this example was issued as a folding map, probably for the use of a tourist.
[Ref: 15492]    £120.00 ($161 • €136 rates)

RUGGIERI, Ferdinando. [Separate-issue town plan of 18th century Florence]
Pianta della città di Firenze. Presso Molini.? Firenze: Giuseppi Molini, 1847. Coloured. 505 x 665mm. Binding folds flattened, remargined on all sides.
Antique town plan of Florence by the architect Ferdinando Ruggieri (1691-1741), his only foray into cartography, issued originally in 1731. The allegorical cartouche lower left features a man representing the River Arno and Marzocco, the lion of Florence. This example was published a century later, but in the original style, from a copper plate and on thick laid paper, probalby for the tourist trade.
[Ref: 12078]    £950.00 ($1,278 • €1,079 rates)

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