Auction 458 / Lot n° 28

[MILANO] - FUMAGALLI, Angelo (1728-1804) - Le vicende di Milano durante la guerra con Federigo I Imperadore. Milan: Antonio Anielli, 1778. A copy on blue paper of the first edition of this fascinating historical work on Milan illustrated by Aspardi's fine engravings among which a large folding engraved view of Milan. This is the first book printed by the Tipografia del Monastero of S. Ambrogio. 4to (265 x 206mm). Half-title, engraved frontispiece and title within architectural border, 8 headpieces of which 2 with city views and 6 with coins and bas-reliefs, 3 initials and 5 tail-pieces, all engraved, a plate with a facsimile of a document and a splendid large folding view of Milan (few light spots). Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, title on red spine label (some wear to joints, extremities rubbed).

Estimate 500 - 800€

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