Itineraire instructive divise en huit journees pour trover avec facilité toutes les anciennes, & modernes magnificences de Rome …

Rome, de l’Imprimerie de Michel-Ange Barbiellini, 1774.

8vo, pp. xi, [1], 600, title-page printed and red and black and with engraved vignette, with 45 finely engraved views in the text, 15 engraved plates (13 with two views each and some French descriptive text etched in the plates, and 2 folding engraved maps of ancient and modern Rome), all engravings are by Vasi; an excellent, crisp and clean copy bound in contemporary pale half calf and speckled boards, spine with gilt lettered red label, red and blue speckled edges.

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First French language edition of Vasi’s important illustrated guide book to Rome. The French language edition used Vasi’s improved and revised text of 1773; the original edition was published in 1763 in Italian.

Schudt, pp. 78-80, and no. 335; Rosetti, Rome, Guide Books, G-1268; Borroni 8145/4.

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