1693 1ST EDITION PERSPECTIVA PICTORUM ET ARCHITECTORUM BY ANDREA PUTEI (POZZO) XTR. DESCRIPTION: Offered to you is this rare and much sought after 17th century unique first edition book PERSPECTIVA PICTORUM ET ARCHITECTORUM written by the notorious baroque artist, architect, decorator, Jesuit and scientist ANDREA PUTEI. The book was issued in 1693 and is over 300 years old. It is a bilingual book in Latin and Italian.
This is considered the most expensive, cornerstone work about architecture due to the exceptional quality and quantity of the artwork inside. Andrea Putei (Pozzo) is considered the founding father of perspective in architectural drawing. This book has served as a must have reference for architects and artist till today.
The covers are made of polished calf leather with raised detail and golden lettering. Pages are made of handmade, watermarked paper, typical of the period. Specimens of this book are in the Paul Getti Museum, Lion library and few other major establishments but this is the only first edition currently being offered for sale.
There are 101 copperplate lithographs inside of exceptional quality. Pozzo was best known for his grandiose frescoes using illusionistic technique called quadratura, in which architecture and fancy are intermixed. His masterpiece is the nave ceiling of the Church of Sant'Ignazio in Rome. Through his techniques, he has become one of the most remarkable figures of the Baroque period.He is also noted for the architectural plans of the Ljubljana Cathedral (1700), inspired by the designs of the Jesuit churches Il Gesù and S. Meanwhile he continued painting frescoes and illusory domes in Turin, Mondovì, Modena, Montepulciano and Arezzo. In 1681 he was asked by Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany to paint his self-portrait for the ducal collection (now in the Uffizi in Florence). The work was the earliest manual on perspective for artists and architects and went into many editions, even into the 19th century, and has been translated from the original Latin and Italian into numerous languages such as French, German, English and, Chinese thanks to Pozzo's Jesuit connection. This book would proudly take its place in any museum, library or private collection. Scarce and highly collectable item. Thank you for your patience and understanding. TERMS OF SALE: - All items are guaranteed genuine and as described. The item "1693 1ST EDITION PERSPECTIVA PICTORUM ET ARCHITECTORUM BY ANDREA PUTEI XTR. RARE" is in sale since Friday, June 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "globalantiques" and is located in European Union. This item can be shipped worldwide.