circa 1685 Schone und Rahre Landschafften in Italien... Melchior Kusel, Baur

$699.99

A collection of engravings, after paintings by the early 17th century artist Baur, depicting his travels in the Italian region. This copy is incomplete; with eleven of seventeen prints and the title page; complete copies sell for over $2,000 (see Vialibri).

The goldsmith Melchior Kussel bought many of Baur's paintings after his passing and reproduced them by engraving, here printed by his son-in-law, Johann Ulrich Kraus.

This copy is incomplete, but bound nicely, and includes the title page. I would consider this a collection of prints, rather than the book. Kussel's engravings sell for $50 or more each dis-bound, hence the price range chosen here.

The full title is: Schöne und rahre Landschafften in Italien und andern Ländern nach dem Leben gezeichnet von Joh. Wilhelm Baurn Solche von Melchior Küßel in Kupffer gestochen. Augsburg: Johann Ulrich Krauss

Physical Attributes -

Book measures approx. 32.5 x 21 x 1 cm. Modern leather binding, marbled endpapers. Fresh blank endpapers. One title page, eleven engravings (of 17).

Condition -

See pictures. Missing plates 1 to 4, 6 and 7, stubs seen at gutter. Eleven of sixteen plates. Modern leather binding with some rubbing and edge wear. Thumb on first blank unpaginated endpaper (modern). Title page soiled and toned. All pages with a little toning, soiling and light foxing.

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