Auction 458 / Lot n° 39

[VENEZIA] - SANSOVINO, Francesco (1521-1583) - Venetia città nobilissima, et singolare, descritta in XIIII Libri. Venice: Steffano Curti, 1663. A good copy of this 17th-century edition of this renown Venetian guide with a fine engraved frontispiece. 8vo (227 x 168mm). Engraved frontispiece showing a view of Venice and two views of Piazza San Marco, woodcut device on title, initials and headpieces (variant without authors' portrait, but with blank leaf in its place, SBN varian B regarding the position of the leaf "avvertimento al lettore", with a different title page than the one in the digitized Library Vittorio Emanuele III of Naples). Contemporary vellum, title on leather spine label, blue edges (light wear to spine label).

Auction: 24 September 2019 at 15:00

Estimate € 300 - 500

Sold € 350