Intricate engraved titles to both first and second parts with an additional thirty-six full page engraved portraits of artists (& the author), half of which are on virgin pages. Engraved printer's device on printed title, engraved initials and head pieces. Appropriate full modern chocolate morocco; blind tooled ruling, paneling & floriation; banded spine; title & date to spine in gilt. Red speckled edges, recent endpapers. A Venetian artist himself, Rifoldi was known for his Visitation which he painted in the church of All Saints in Venice, as well as his contemporary accounts of 17th century Venetian artists. "A primary source of information on painters from Venice and the Veneto region. Especially valuable for material on the author's contemporaries of the 17th century," -Arntzen and Rainwater, p.90. Universal Catalog of Books on Art, II, page 1739. A fine, clean copy in a handsome binding.; 6.25 x 8.75 in; 16 x 22 cm; 406,;,234 pages
Title: Le Maraviglie dell'Arte, Ouero le Vite de Gl'illustri Pittori Veneti, e dello Stato. que sono raccolte le opere Insigni, i costumi, & i ritratti loro. Con la narratione delle Historie, delle Favole, e delle Moralitá da quelli dipinte. Volumes I & II bound as one.
Publisher: Venice, Giovanni Battista Sgaua: 1648
Book Condition: Very Good
Seller ID: 1709