Three parts in one volume (xx, 456, 256, 142), the parts titled "Le Sette Chiese Principali", "Dell'Origine e Progresso dell'Alma Città di Roma e Sue Antichità", and "Roma Moderna", comprising the late 17th century guidebook to ancient and modern Rome, with information on the city's sacred, ancient, and modern architecture, including churches, basilicas, obelisks, arches, baths, circuses, columns, colosseums, forums, gardens, bridges, theaters, academies, fountains, palazzos, libraries, statues, districts, and medallions of the various Popes, illustrated profusely throughout with numerous small text illustrations and one engraved folding plate of St. Peter's. Extremely minor scattered foxing and browning, one very small restoration to pg. 257 in Part I, pg. 234 in Part I with small loss at corner of page. 8vo. Original vellum with raised spine, some expected minor handling wear and soiling, overall excellent. Rome (Per Giovanni Battista Molo/A spese di Vincenzo de Romanis) 1687. Rossetti 7116; Borroni 8057; Fossati Bellani 715; Olschki 17183; Schudt 221; Sicari 245.
As described by Olschki in Choiix des livre, n.17183, this edition is lacking the engraved frontispiece. Scarce; as of March 2020, WorldCat locates only two physical copies of the 1687 edition in North American libraries.
Book ID: 50661