The printed plans and panoramic views of Venice 1486-1797 (Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice; Saggi e memorie di storia dell’arte, 7)
Florence, Leo S. Olschki, 1970
(30 cm), 182 pp., including 65 illustrations on 30 leaves of plates. Publisher’s cloth, dust jacket. - An invaluable catalogue of the printed views of Venice (197 entries, based on fourteen “archtypes”), which “enables us at last to distinguish between the originals, compiled with care, and the masses of copies, often published decades later and inaccurately corrected, if at all” (J.G. Links, in The Burlington Magazine, volume 116, February 1974, p.119). Only copies without illustrations are obtainable from the publisher, price €84 (“Testo mancante. Siamo spiacenti. Tranne qualche eccezione, tutti i volumi fino al 1990 non dispongono del testo illustrativo”; www.olschki.it/libro/9788822201997). ¶ Fine copy.