AMICO, BERNARDINO
TRATTATO DELLE PIANTE & IMMAGINI DE SACRI EDIFIZI DI TERRA SANTA
Florence: Pietro Cecconcelli, 1620. 2nd edition, folio, with an engraved title page within an architectural border, with 34 engraved plates with 46 (numbered 47) illustrations by Jacques Callot, inconsistent pagination, which sometimes includes the plates, large printer's device on verso of the last leaf, later vellum, over-lapping edges, neat repair to the lower outer corner of the title page, inner joints of a number of leaves strengthened, with the book plate of Jean Philibert Peysson de Bacot at the front, and those of John and Michael Bury on the rear pastedown
Estimate £1,500-2,000 + fees

Note: USTC 4004515. The drawings of the Franciscan Bernardino Amico of Gallipoli, Father Guardian of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, working with the rules of perspective introduced a new standard of naturalism and topographical veracity for the sites in the Holy Land. Many of the buildings now lost are described as they were still preserved at the turn of the sixteenth century. Rembrandt owned a copy of this edition and borrowed from it Amico's rendering of the Temple of Jerusalem as a domed octagonal building. The first edition was printed in Rome in 1609, but this is the first with the plates engraved by Jacques Callot. Jean Philibert Peysson de Bacot was an official in the Cour des Monnaies de Lyon in 1734 and Procureur in 175., He owned a library of some 1750 titled at the time of its sale in 1779.

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