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Dell'idea della architettura universale

Illustrated by Vincenzo Scamozzi (Italian, 1552–1616), Printer Giorgio Valentino (Italian, 17th century)

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet V, 180; Berlin 2605; Cicognara 651; Fowler 292


Overall: 35.5 x 24 x 7 cm (14 x 9 7/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with two engraved titles, 44 engravings, and 42 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Venice: Giorgio Valentino for the author, 1615) Folio in two parts bound together; [Part 1] 200 leaves, [Part II] 202 leaves; contemporary limp vellum (beige linen box).

Engraved architectural title pages with portrait of the author, illustrations of architectural orders, diagrams, elevations of buildings, bridges, fortifications, etc.

Venice: Giorgio Valentino for the author, 1615


By 1975, with Rosenkilde & Bagger, Copenhagen; 1975, probably purchased by Samuel and Dorothy Glaser; 1979, their gift to the MFA. (Accession date: December 19, 1979)

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel and Dorothy Glaser