ICHNOGRAPHIA VILLÆ TIBURTINÆ HADRIANI CÆSARIS
olim a Pyrrho Ligorio delineata et descripta, postea a Francisco Continio ... recognita ..., nunc denuo affabre ære incisa, in elegantiorem ... formam redacta, addita expositione Latina.-Pianta della villa Tiburtina de Adriano Cesare, etc. Rome: ex typ. Apollinea, 1751. Folio, parallel text in Latin and Italian, two title pages in red and black with engraved vignettes, 2 folding engraved maps, modern quarter vellum, marbled boards, light water staining throughout Estimate £350-450 + fees Note:
Pirro Ligorio (c. 1512/1513 - 1583) was an Italian architect, painter, antiquarian, and garden designer during the Renaissance period. He worked as Papal Architect under Popes Paul IV and Pius IV, designed the gardens and fountains at Villa d'Este at Tivoli for Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este, which were greatly influenced by the nearby Villa Adriana which Ligorio had recorded, and served as the Ducal Antiquary in Ferrara. Ligorio emphasized and showed a deep passion for classical Roman antiquity.