I dieci libri dell'architettura (The Ten Books of Architecture)

1556
Author Vitruvius Pollio, Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century, Illustrated by Andrea Palladio (Italian, 1508–1580), Attributed to Giuseppe Salviati (Italian, about 1520–about 1575), Printer Francesco Marcolini (Italian, about 1500–about 1559)


Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Mortimer, Italian, 547; Fowler 407; Berlin 964

Dimensions

Overall: 41.8 x 28.5 x 3.7 cm (16 7/16 x 11 1/4 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.652

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 131 woodcuts

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Venice: Francesco Marcolini, 1556) Folio; 151 leaves; mottled brown calf, gilt-stamped (repaired).

Selected illustrations: two men (one possibly the translator, Daniello Barbaro) among architectural ruins (fol. A2v); double-page illustration of facade (L6v-L7r); two theater plans with working volvelles (V2v, V3r); many further architectural plans, sections, and views.


Venice: Francesco Marcolini, 1556

Provenance

Rose Lynn [McQueary?--inscription]; Samuel and Dorothy Glaser, Boston, by whom given to MFA, December 19, 1979.

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel and Dorothy Glaser