Auction 443 / Lot n° 53

BARTOLI, Pietro Santi (1635-1700) e Niccolo GALEOTTI (1692-1758) - Museum Odescalchum, sive thesaurus antiquarum gemmarum. Rome: Venanzio Monaldini e Giovanni Generoso Salomoni, 1751-52. First edition complete with the text by Niccolò Galeotti, whos name can be found in the letter to the reader. The plates by Bartoli were already published in 1747, but the text explinations first appear in this edition. Folio (326 x 217mm). Half-titles, engraved vignette with motto on red and black title, initials and headpieces, 49 plates in vol. I, 55 plates [numbered 1-53 with three plates numbered XXXV] in vol. II (some wormholes to bottom margin of first leaves in second vol., lacking errata). Contemporary vellum, marbled edges, gilt titles on spine (light staining). (2)

Auction: 22 January 2018 at 15:00

Estimate 500 - 800€