First edition of a classic Italian travel guide by Francesco Tiroli
First edition of a classic Italian travel guide by Francesco Tiroli
First edition of a classic Italian travel guide by Francesco Tiroli
First edition of a classic Italian travel guide by Francesco Tiroli
First edition of a classic Italian travel guide by Francesco Tiroli
First edition of a classic Italian travel guide by Francesco Tiroli
First edition of a classic Italian travel guide by Francesco Tiroli
First edition of a classic Italian travel guide by Francesco Tiroli

First edition of a classic Italian travel guide by Francesco Tiroli

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TITLE: La Vera Guida per chi Viaggia in Italia con la descrizione di Tutti I Viaggi e sue poste dimostrate con efatte carte geografiche, con una breve Annnotazione di tutto cio, che fi trova di piu rimarchevole in ogni Citta, e luogo di passo.

Original leather wrap around binding with gilt decoration to the edges. Silk insides to the binding & tie. all edges embossed gilt. Additional title in French. Dedicated to Thomas Jenkins (Tommaso Jenkins). with accurate maps, short observations... on painting, sculpture, architecture and antiques, all taken from the best authors, dedicated to Sir Thomas Jenkins... Rome, Paul Giunchi, 1775. There are quite a few blank pages to the end of the book (presumably for traveller’s notes) the first of these has contemporary manuscript (giving an alternative route from Florence to Pisa in French). There should be a frontis engraving / portrait - this copy does not have this. Otherwise complete, with 21 folding engraved maps. Maps are 13.5cm high X 28.5cm wide. 21 plates: 1-Roma a Napoli; 2-Napoli a Messina; 3- Napoli a Lecce e Otranto; 4- Napoli all’Aquilla; 5- Roma a Firenze e da Firenze a Foligno; 6- Siena a Pisada Firenze a Pisada Firenze a Piza per Lucca e da Firenze a Livorno; 7- Pise a Genova;8- Firenze a Bologna; 9- Roma à Foligno; 10- Folignio a Fano per Loreto, e da Foligno a Fano per il Furlo; 11- Da Fano a Bologna; 12- Rimino a Venezia; 13- Bologna a Venezia; 14- Bologna a Mantova per Ferrara, e da Ferrara a Faenza; 15- Bologna a Milano per Parma; 16- Mantova a Venezia; 17- Mantova Trento; 18- Piacenza a Torino. Da Torino a Milano; 19- Milano a Genova; 20- Milano a Venezia; 21- Venezia a Trieste.

This first edition seems not to have come up at auction since 2009 (Reiss and Sohn - Koningsberg). Copac shows only Cambridge holding in the UK - few others worldwide.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 398pp + 21 plates. 1 leaf Ms. 32 blank leaves.

PUBLISHED: Roma: Paolo Giunchi

PAPER SIZE: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall

BINDING: Full-Leather
The leather binding is clean and tidy. There is a little rubbing to the edges, and a small worm hole to the binding. Internally clean and tidy throughout. Pages and plates in excellent condition.
Stock Code
1875
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