Auction 458 / Lot n° 15

[PAVIA] - PESSANI, Pietro (1742-1771) - De' palazzi reali che sono stati nella città, e territorio di Pavia. Pavia: Giuseppe Bolzani, [1771]. A work on the topographical history of Pavia containing a fine large folding map of the city. Only one other copy is recorded as auction (RBH; sold for 4,000 euros in 2013). 4to (278 x 212mm). Woodcut device on title, woodcut initials, large engraved folding plan of Pavia dated 1654 by Ottavio Ballada, with handcolouring distinguishing the oldest parts of the city (stain to top corner of title, small marginal tear to map). Modern paper, uncut.

Auction: 24 September 2019 at 15:00

Estimate € 1,500 - 2,500

Sold € 1,400