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Le due regole della prospettiva pratica

Illustrated by Jacopo (Giacomo) Barozzi da Vignola (Italian, 1507–1573), Frontispiece designed by Cherubino Alberti (Italian, 1553–1615), Printer Francesco Zannetti (Italian, 16th century)

Place of Publication: Rome, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet V, 1220; Fowler 386; Mortimer, Italian, 538; Bartsch 117 (Alberti title)


Overall: 34.5 x 24.7 x 3 cm (13 9/16 x 9 3/4 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title page, 29 engravings, and 120 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Rome: Francesco Zannetti, 1583) Folio; 82 leaves; eighteenth-century gilt-stamped brown calf.

Illustrations of perspective diagrams; author’s portrait on title page; engraving of artists drawing sculpture (p. 60); rendering of extreme perspective of loggia (p. 88)

Rome: Francesco Zannetti, 1583


Samuel and Dorothy Glaser, Boston, by whom given to MFA, December 19, 1979.

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel and Dorothy Glaser