Il Paradiso perduto
Illustrated by Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (Italian (Venetian), 1682–1754), Illustrated by Antonio Balestra (Italian, 1666–1740), Illustrated by Bernard Picart (French, 1673–1733), Illustrated by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian (Venetian), 1696–1770), Illustrated by Santo Piatti (Italian, about 1687–1747), Illustrated by Giovanni Battista Crosato (Italian, 1697–1758), Illustrated by Gianbettino Cignaroli (Italian, 1706–1770), Illustrated by Matteo Brida (Italian, 18th century), Illustrated by Nicolò Billy the Younger (Italian, 18th century), Illustrated by Vittorio Maria Bigari (Italian, 1692–1776), Engraved by Francesco Zucchi (Italian, 1692–1764), Author John Milton (English, 1608–1674), Printer Giannalberto Tumerman (Italian, 18th century)
Place of Publication: Verona, Italy
Brunet III, 1731; Lanckoronska 160; Morazzoni, Libro illustrato veneziano del settecento, p. 243.
Overall: 39.3 x 29 x 3 cm (15 1/2 x 11 7/16 x 1 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 27 engravings
Not On View
(Paris [i.e., Verona]: Giannalberto Tumerman, 1742) Folio; 125 leaves; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf, gray-brown pastepaper boards
Full-page frontispiece after Piazzetta; head- and tailpieces illustrating Milton’s poem, after Piazzetta (Bk. 4), Tiepolo (Bk. 10), and others
Verona: Giannalberto Tumerman, 1742
William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, October 13, 1960.
William A. Sargent Fund