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BUONARROTI, Filippo Osservazioni Istoriche sopra alcuniMedaglioni Antichi all'altezza serenissima do Cosimo III, Grandduca diToscana.
Rome. Domenico Antonio Ercole in Parione. 1698.
4to. 26cm,xxviii,495,(1)pp., engraved frontis plate & title vignette and 41engraved plates (3 folding), engraved head & tail piece decorations,index, in quarter polished brown calf backed marbled boards, gilt ruledraised bands, blind stamped decorations in the panels, crushed greenmorocco label, early bookplate, marble endpapers but lacking front freeendpaper, near fine (dc1). ~ Text in Italian. "Historic Observationsof some Ancient Medals to his Serene Highness Cosimo III, Grand Duke ofTuscany." An iconic study of Imperial coins and medals of the RomanEmpire based on the collection of Cardinal Gasparo di Carpegna.Antiquary, Filippo Buonarroti (1661-1733), a great grand-nephew ofMichelangelo, had served as the Cardinal's secretary, conservator andlibrarian in Rome from 1684-1699 and was a prominent Florentine antiquaryand politician. The thirty-eight medal plates were engraved by FrancescusAndreoni; the title-page, frontispiece and decorations by Pietro SantoBartoli. With a long dedication to Cosimo III de Medici, Grand Duke ofTuscany, who reigned the Duchy from, 1670 to 1723. References:Bibliographie Universele XVI, 274. Dekesel 17th, B289. Lipsius 63. Brunet29620. Cigcognara 2782. Ebert 3152. Graess I, 573.


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