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

Catalogue Raisonné

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.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 27 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(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.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund