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Ricciardetto di Niccolò Carteromaco

Engraved by Francesco Zucchi (Italian, 1692–1764), Engraved by Giovanni Cattini (Italian, c. 1715-c. 1804), Engraved by Carlo Orsolini (Italian, 1710–1780), Engraved by Marco Alvise Pitteri (Italian (Venetian), 1702–1786), After Giuseppe Antonio Ghedini (Italian, 1707–1791), Author Niccolò Forteguerri (Italian, 1674–1735), Printer Francesco Pitteri (Italian, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Grässe, II, 57; Morazzoni, Libro illustrato veneziano del settecento, p. 220


Overall (each volume): 28.7 x 21.2 x 3.8 cm (11 5/16 x 8 3/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(“Parigi” [i.e., Venice]: Francesco Pitteri, 1738) Octavo, 2 vols.; [v. 1] 229 leaves, [v. 2] 207 leaves; contemporary gilt-stamped brown (“distressed”) calf.

Frontispiece portrait of author; illustrative headpieces and decorative initials and tailpieces

[Venice] Francesco Pitteri, 1738


Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow, by whom given to MFA, September 12, 1957.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow