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Auction Preview: Rome. The Sergio Rossetti Library at Sotheby’s, Milan, Feb 20

Carlo Fountain – Vatican and His Start when to offer the most obvious long ago, and recently were established. Working on Seven Books distributor. Rome: Giovanni Francesco Buagni, 1694. Folio (441x310 mm.), 79 engraved plates of which 10 are double and folded. Estimate: EUR 10,000 - EUR 15,000 (US$ 12,455 – US$ 18,682)
(Courtesy: Sotheby's)

What: Rome. The Sergio Rossetti Library

Where: Sotheby’s, Corso Venezia, 16, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

When: 20 February, 10.00 AM CET

Auction Preview: February 16, 11.00 AM – 01.00 PM, February 16, 02.00 PM – 06.00 PM, February 17, 10.00 AM – 06.00 PM, February 18, 10.00 AM – 06.00 PM, February 19, 10.00 AM – 06.00 PM

Top lots of the sale:

- Carlo Fountain – Vatican and His Start when to offer the most obvious long ago, and recently were established. Working on Seven Books distributor. Rome: Giovanni Francesco Buagni, 1694. Folio (441x310 mm.), 79 engraved plates of which 10 are double and folded. Estimate: EUR 10,000 - EUR 15,000 (US$ 12,455 – US$ 18,682)

- Giovanni Battista Piranesi – The Marzio Camp of the Ancient Rome. Rome: [Giovanni Battista Piranesi], 1762. Folio large (562x410 mm), 43 engraved tables of which 1 double and 3 folded including the monumental plan (1515x1195 mm.) Estimate: EUR 10,000 - EUR 15,000 (US$ 12,455 – US$ 18,682)

- Giovanni Battista Piranesi – Letters of Justice Written to Milarly Charlemont and 'Him Agents of Rome. Around the Dedication of His Work of Roman Antiquities. Made In The Same Signor And Lastly Suppressed. Rome: Sn, 1757. Folio piccolo (245x190 mm.), 8 full page and numbered plates, one with a double folded page. Estimate: EUR 8,000 - EUR 12,000 (US$ 9,964 – US$ 14,946)

- Giuseppe Vases – Of the Magnificences of Ancient and Modern Rome. Rome: Chracas, Eredi Barbiellini, Pagliarini, 1747-1761. Estimate: EUR 8,000 - EUR 12,000 (US$ 9,964 – US$ 14,946)

- Marco Fabio Calvi – Antiquae Urbis Romae cum Regionibus Simulachrum. (Rome: Valerio Dorico, April 1532). Folio (429x285 mm.), 20 full page woodblock, 1 double page. Estimate: EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000 (US$ 7,473 – US$ 9,964)

- Flavio Biondo – Triumphant Book. Brescia: Bartholomaeo Vercellensis, 1482. Estimate: EUR 6,000 — EUR 8,000 (US$ 7,473 – US$ 9,964)

- Johannes Blaeu – New Theater Of Italy, Or Exact Description of Its Cities, Palaces, Churches, Main Buildings & C. Tome Fourth. Containing Ancient and Modern Rome. The Aja: Rutgert Christophe Alberts, 1724. Estimate: EUR 6,000 — EUR 8,000 (US$ 7,473 – US$ 9,964)

- Angelo Uggeri – Journées Pittoresques Des Édifices De Rome Ancienne ... Rome: In Aedibus Capitolinis: Stamperia Pagliarini: Francesco Bourlié: Vincenzo Poggioni: Antonio Fulgoni, 1800-1834. 32 volumes, 4 ° oblong (265x340 mm.). Estimate: EUR 6,000 — EUR 8,000 (US$ 7,473 – US$ 9,964)

- Giovanni Battista Piranesi – Of the Magnificence and Architecture of Roman ... De Romanorum Magnificentia ET Architectura. Rome: Sn, 1761. Folio grande (560x405 mm.), 38 full page and numbered plates of which 12 folded. Estimate: EUR 5,000 — EUR 7,000 (US$ 6,227 – US$ 8,718)

- Raffaello Sanzio – Beautiful Collection Of 599 Incise Tables. [Paris, C. 1750]. Folio (534x380 mm.). Estimate: EUR 5,000 — EUR 7,000 (US$ 6,227 – US$ 8,718)

- Francesco Borromini – Two Works in Two Volumes: Caval work. Francesco Boromino extracted from his Originals. Rome: Sebastiano Giannini, 1720, large folio (553x420 mm.) Estimate: EUR 5,000 — EUR 7,000 (US$ 6,227 – US$ 8,718)

- Giovanni Battista Piranesi – The Ruins Of The Water Castle Giulia Situated in Rome at S. Eusebio and False Said Of The Water Marcia Colla Declaration Of A De 'Celebri Steps Of The Frontinian Comentary. Large folio (548x405 mm.). Estimate: EUR 4,000 — EUR 6,000 (US$ 4,982 – US$ 7,473)

- Karl Gustav Halmar Mörner – The Carnival of Rome. Rome: Francesco Bourlié, 1820. Folio oblungo (343x540 mm.), 20 numbered plates etched and colored by hand. Estimate: EUR 4,000 — EUR 6,000 (US$ 4,982 – US$ 7,473)

- John the Baptist Nolli – New Plant of Rome Given the Light from Giambattist to the Year 1748. [Rome]: Giambattista Nolli, 1748. Folio (480x355 mm.), 36 large engraved and numbered plates including 4 index tables at the beginning of volume and 4 at the end of the volume. Estimate: EUR 4,000 — EUR 6,000 (US$ 4,982 – US$ 7,473)

- Falda, Giovanni Battista, Alessandro Specchi, and Giovanni Domenico Campiglia – The Five Books of the New Theater in 2 Volumes. Estimate: EUR 4,000 — EUR 6,000 (US$ 4,982 – US$ 7,473)

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