Auction 458 / Lot n° 53

VITRUVIO POLLIONE, Marco (c.80-70 B.C.- c.15 B.C.) - De architectura libri decem. Strasbourg: H. Knobloch for Georg Messerschmidt, 1543. The first edition of Vitruvius printed in Germany, with the plates based on those of the Como edition of 1521. 4to (200 x 134mm). Numeours woodcut illustrations, some large, initials (title repaired at bottom margin with loss, some waterstaining and mold heavier in first 100 pp.). 18th-century speckled calf, spine gilt with title on label (extremities lightly rubbed, head of spine chipped).

Estimate 500 - 800€

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