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Le Cose Maravigliose dell'Alma Citta di Roma, Anfiteatro del Mondo. Con le Chiese, et Antichita rapresentate in disegno da Girolamo Francino. Con l'Aggiunta del Dottor Prospero Parisio Patrizio Romano.

(v), 364 pp. volume comprising two parts in one volume, the first part containing brief descriptions of the churches of Rome, many accompanied by a small woodcut illustration of the church façade, with seven highlighted as the most important, a list of stations held at the churches throughout the year, a list of Popes throughout history, and a list of the various parishes throughout the city, the second part with a description of antiquities and important structures throughout Rome, including temples, arcs, sculptures, obelisks, amphitheaters, baths, and sepulchers, many accompanied by small woodcut illustrations, and a full chronology of kings and princes throughout history, indices, two-color frontispiece. Illustrated profusely throughout. Some very minor scattered foxing and toning. 16mo. Old vellum, some soiling, toning, minor cracking along spine. Rome (Franzini/Fei & Fracchetti) 1600. Rossetti G-528, Borroni 7985, Fossati Bellani 676, Kissner 917, Olschki 17140, Schudt 94, Sicari 132. Provenance: From the library of Sergio Rossetti.

First published under this title in 1541 according to Rossetti, this edition, presumably published to coincide with the Jubilee proclaimed by Pope Clement VIII, makes important additions to the earlier versions including Parisio's supplement and an increase in the number of illustrations from 143 to 190.

Book ID: 48904

Price: $2,500.00