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London
UK
W1S 2EA
Contact Lucinda Boyle
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Fax +44 207495 5010
Website www.shapero.com
Specialists Travel & Exploration, Illustrated books including Natural History, Russian, Judaica, History of Ideas
Shapero Rare Books
Stand H02

ZOCCHI, Giuseppe.

Scelta di XXIV vedute delle principali contrade, piazze, chiese, e palazzi della Città di Firenze., Florence, Giuseppe Bouchard, 1754

Second edition. Folio (58 x 41.5 cm). Double-page engraved allegorical title page, engraved dedication, engraved map, 24 double-page etched and engraved plates numbered I-XXIV, engraved by Corsi, Franceschini, Gabuggiani, Gregori, Papini, Muller, Marieschi, Monaco, Pazzi Pfeffel, Seuter, Sgrilli, Vasi, after drawings by Zocchi, contemporary red morocco gilt by Derome (ticket to title), small hole (50 mm) to blank outer margin outside plate plate mark of plate VII, tiny area of restoration to verso plate XXIII outside plate mark, a most handsome example.

Note
A complete set of the finest pictorial record of the historical architecture of Florence in the eighteenth century.In red morocco by Derome.Zocchi, a painter, draftsman, and etcher, was the protege of Gerini who commissioned these prints and also paid for his artistic education in Rome, Bologna, and Lombardy. Although he painted easel and mural paintings, Zocchi's oeuvre is richest in drawings and prints.The present series was etched by a team of twelve artists after Zocchi's designs.The four most important squares are shown during a significant festivity and are possibly the earliest views Zocchi made for this series. The broadest depictions of the city are found in the six views structured around the River Arno. They display the uses of the river, the splendid bridges that cross it, and the great buildings along its shore. The other views are a mixture of secular and religious spaces and buildings. They present florence in a fine light; beautiful architecture combined with a lively population."Consistently celebrative and accomplished, this collection shows a city striving to maintain a placid and prosperous appearance; Zocchi's limpid vision, similar to Carlevaris' and Visentini's interpretations of Venice, endow the city with cohesion and serenity" (Millard).

Bibliography
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