[ROME] FALDA, GIOVANNI BATTISTA. Le Fontane di Roma, nelle piazze e luoghi publici della citta. Libro Primo...Parte Secundo....
. Rome: G. Giacomo de Rosi, n.d. (but before 1691, when the plate numbers, absent from this copy, were added). Early marbled boards. 10 1/4 x 14 7/8 inches (26 x 37.5 cm); I: title, dedication, 31 plates; II: title, dedication, 21 plates (one folding, one possibly not by Falda). Boards detached, some foxing, but generally good strong impressions of this charming series. Eventually four parts were published, with about 100 plates, though the collation is quite variable, so this is a fragment only, with part I complete.
As Fowler states "This collection of plates is the most charming that has ever appeared on the fountains of Rome and its environs ... all copies examined vary in numbering and arrangement of plates." Bruni and Evans, 4361; Cicognara 3863 (part I-III only); Fowler, pp. 97-99; RIBA 1014 (first edition); Berlin Kat. 3603-4.
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