Auction 423 / Lot n° 559

[DADDI, Bernardo detto il "Maestro del Dado" (c. 1512-1570) - Agostino VENEZIANO (c. 1490-1540)] - [Favola di Amore e Psiche]. [Rome]: [Antonio Salamanca], [c. 1532-40]. [Bound with:] [VAN HEST, Franco (fl. c. 1580-1594] [poeta]- Hendrick GOLTZIUS (1558-1617) - Ovidii Metamorphoseon libri I-II. [Haarlem]: [Bottega di Hendrick Goltzius], [c. 1589-90]. Fascinating collection of 86 engravings of mythological subject on laid paper. Oblong 4to (231 x 333mm). 86 engravings on 82 sheets: 31 (lacking plate 9 and without the title-page as in the copy digitez in SBN) from Amore and Psiche tale, 39 (lacking plate 7 from book II) from Ovid's Metamorphoses, respectively with Italian and Latin captions, other 16 different engravings including 5 by Polidoro da Caravaggio (spotting, staining, tears on some sheets, 3 engravings cropped and stucked on sheet, leaf 25 with right superior margin restored). 19th century calf, gold decoration on the spine, red edges (rubbed, tears on back panel). Sold as a collection of plates and not subject to return. Provenance: manuscript annotation (XIX century?) in brown ink on first anterior flyleaf, about the wrong collocation of some plates; below a note of another hand "30th" in ochre ink; pencil sketches on flyleaves leaves II-IV (recto and verso).

Auction: 23 May 2018 at 15:30

Estimate 200 - 300€

Lotto sospeso dalla vendita per avvio del procedimento di dichiarazione d'interesse culturale da parte del ministero.
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