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Jean Jacques Boissard Topographia Urbis Romae German 1603
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Jean Jacques Boissard Topographia Urbis Romae German 1603

Early travel guide of Rome by Jean-Jacques Boissard: 'Topographia urbis Romae, Das ist, Eygentliche Beschreibung der Statt Rom ...'. Second edition of this work in German, illustrated with 101 very fine copper engravings, including two city plans of the Ancient Rome. Published in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Becker, 1603.

SIZE: about h 30.5 cm x w 20.8 cm x d 2.2 cm

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Early travel guide of Rome by Jean-Jacques Boissard: 'Topographia urbis Romae, Das ist, Eygentliche Beschreibung der Statt Rom ...'. Second edition of this work in German, illustrated with 101 very fine copper engravings, including two city plans of the Ancient Rome. Published in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Becker, 1603.

AUTHOR:
Jean-Jacques Boissard (about 1528 - 1602) was a French antiquarian and Latin poet; for many years he lived in Germany and Italy.

TITLE:
"Topographia urbis Romae, Das ist, Eygentliche Beschreibung der Statt Rom, sampt allen Antiquiteten, Pallaest, Amphitheatris oder Schawplatz, Obeliscis, Pyramiden, Lustgarten, Bildern, Begraebnuessen, Oberschrifften und dergleichen, So in und umb der Statt Rom gefunden, und in vier Tagen ordentlich beschawt und gesehen werden koennen. In Lateinischer Sprach beschrieben, durch Ioan. Jacobum Boissardum. Jetz aber in Teutsche Sprach ubergesetzt, und die Figurn, nach den numeris, durch ein Liebhaber der Antiquitet geordnet, an Tag gegeben, Durch Dieterich de Bry seeligen hinderlassene Wittwe und zween Soehne. Gedruckt zu Franckfurt bey Matthias Becker. Im Jar 1603."

PRINT:
Frankfurt am Main, Becker, 1603

DESCRIPTION:
Second edition of the early travel guide of Rome with 101 beautiful copper engravings. The appeared editions vary in the amount of the tables until 150 -  this one contains 101. The engravings inter alia show 2 bird's eye view plans of the Ancient Rome, sculptures, reliefs of sanctification and funerals and monuments of architecture. This edition contains the engraved title of the first edition's fifth part (dated 1600), but the original text was superimposed by the new print title. In the upper title the cartouche with "V.Pars" has also been covered.

BINDING:
binding in a German vellum document of the time

SIZE:
about h 30.5 cm x w 20.8 cm x d 2.2 cm

ILLUSTRATION:
- 1 engraved title
- 2 double-paged copper engraving
- 99 full-paged copper engraving

COLLATION:
- 1 blank leaf
- 1 engraved title
- 1 leaf foreword
- 39 leaves content (numbered pages1-78)
- 1 blank leaf
- 2 double-paged copper engraving
- 99 full-paged copper engraving
- 2 blank leaves

The number of engravings varies from copy to copy!

CONDITION:
- in good condition
BINDING:
- scratched and hit
PAPER:
- good print, strong paper
- partly stains, age-appropriate browning
- both double-paged plans cut, reaches till illustrations, minor image loss, long tears restored by the backside
- full-paged engravings with small damages at the margin
- title paper brownished with some stains

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