[ARCHITECTURE] - RAPHAEL Sanzio d'Urbino (1483-1520). Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano. Rome: Marc Pagliarini, 1772.
Volume I only (of 3), broadsheet folio (text leaf 752 x 468 mm, plates approximately 1130/478 x 453/1356 mm, binding 665 x 460 mm). Engraved plate with title, text leaf printed within a double-rule border, 17 engraved folding plates (one printed on 3 sheets, the rest printed on 2 sheets). (Some very pale spotting.) Contemporary paste-paper covered paper-backed boards, manuscript label on upper spine (some chipping to spine and light wear to extremities). Numerous works were published in the 17th century to illustrate Raphael's work, but "the present work was the first to attempt to show all the decoration of the pilasters and pillars" (RIBA). A FINE WIDE-MARGINED COPY IN A CONTEMPORARY BINDING.
Estimate $ 3,000-4,000