Lyons: Petri Vander Aa. (C. 1722). Binding: Contemporary 18th century polished tan calf-rebacked boards. Border of double gilt fillet on upper and lower boards. Spine with 5 raised bands, decorative gilt rules and motifs in compartments. Title in gilt in red label in 2. Board edges decorated with diagonal pattern. , Notes: Text in Latin. Plate captions in English, Latin, and French.
Vander Aa based this work on the work of Johann Georg Graevius. Graevius’ two most important works are the Thesaurus antiquitatum Romanarum (1694–1699, in 12 volumes), and the multi-volume Thesaurus antiquitatum et historiarum Italiae published after his death, and continued by the elder Pieter Burmann (1704–1725). These were published by Vander Aa., Size: Folio (403x252 mm). , Illustration: 85 double-page plates, including frontispiece engraving and 1 original coloured fold-out map of a birds-eye view of Venice. Volume in two parts: first containing plates of “magnificent temples of the illustrious city, colleges, monuments, mausoleum, epitaphs, inscriptions, statues, pictures, sculptures, and other worthy memorials there”; second part with plates of “the private, the Pompas, the Feasts, the Spectacles, and the most sumptuous things.”, Category: Book Plate Books General; Book Europe Italy;. A very good example. Plates are clean and crisp. Item #B6727