1577 Description of ITALY Leandro Alberti Venice Sicily Architecture Bologna

ALBERTI, Leandro

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Leandro Alberti was a 15th-century Italian historian who gained his fame from his work ‘Description of Italy’. This work includes descriptions of geographical and topographical aspects of Italy, in fact the 1917 Catholic Encyclopedia notes that this work

“contains many valuable topographical and archaeological observations.”

This 1577 edition was the first edition following the first edition in 1550. It was a popular work throughout Italy, especially in Bologna where Alberti was from; a place in which he wrote extensively about in ‘Descrittione’. This work also contains important descriptions of Venice and Sicily; treatises describing them as ‘magnificent’.

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1577 Description of ITALY Leandro Alberti Venice Sicily Architecture Bologna

 

Leandro Alberti was a 15th-century Italian historian who gained his fame from his work ‘Description of Italy’. This work includes descriptions of geographical and topographical aspects of Italy, in fact the 1917 Catholic Encyclopedia notes that this work

“contains many valuable topographical and archaeological observations.”

This 1577 edition was the first edition following the first edition in 1550. It was a popular work throughout Italy, especially in Bologna where Alberti was from; a place in which he wrote extensively about in ‘Descrittione’. This work also contains important descriptions of Venice and Sicily; treatises describing them as ‘magnificent’.

 

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ALBERTI, Leandro

 

Descrittione di tutta l’Italia & Isole pertinenti ad essa. Di F. Leandro Alberti bolognese. Nella quale si contiene il sito di essa, l’origine, & le signorie … Et di più gl’huomini famosi, che l’hanno illustrata; i monti, i lagi, i fiumi, … Aggiontoui di nouo, à suoi luochi, tutto quello, ch’è successo sino l’anno 1577. & tutto ricorretto.

 

In Venetia : appresso Gio. Maria Leni, 1577.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 parts in 1
    • [32], 501 (i.e. 503); [1 blank], 69 (i.e. 96), [2]
  • References: Adams A 475; Edit16 692; USTC 808275
  • Language: Italian
  • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
  • Size: ~8.25in X 6.25in X 3in (21cm x 16cm x 7.5in)
  • Only one other example for sale worldwide priced at $2500

 

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Categories

Arts & Architecture

European History

Authors

ALBERTI, Leandro

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Italian

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete