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L'Architettura civile preparata sú la geometria e ridotta alle prospettive, considerazioni pratiche

Ferdinando Galli Bibiena (Italian, 1657–1743), Printer Paolo Monti (Italian, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Parma, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet I, 848; Grässe VII, 85; Berlin 2628; Fowler 134, note.


Overall: 43.8 x 30.4 x 6 cm (17 1/4 x 11 15/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one engraving and 71 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Parma: Paolo Monti, 1711) Folio; 89 leaves, plus 71 [of 72] plates; contemporary vellum boards (tan cloth box).

Portrait of author/architect; illustrations of perspective diagrams, architectural details, and plans and renderings for theatrical set designs

Parma: Paolo Monti, 1711


William Goodwin Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955), Boston; March 10, 1955, his gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 10, 1955)

Credit Line

Gift of W. G. Russell Allen