Aringhi (Pauli) Roma Subterranea Novissima, 2 vols. lg. foli...





Aringhi (Pauli) Roma Subterranea Novissima, 2 vols. lg. folio Rome (Typis Vitalis Mascardi) 1651. Hf. titles, red & bl. titles with engraved vignettes, and two add engraved historical titles, lg. engd. fold. map, 2 fold. plans of cemeteries, fine full page engd. plts. (some fold.); with numerous wd. cut illus. and plans in text, wd. cut heads, tails & initials thro-out, damp stain in lower rt. hand corners thro.-out, cont. full calf, professionally repaired and rebacked, with orig. tooled gilt spine laid down. Generally a very good copy. 

* This work expands on Antonio Bosio's 'Roma Sotteranea,' which was unfinished at the time of his death in 1629. Bosio was the first person to explore and record the catacombs.

Auction Date: 7th Dec 2021 at 10:30am

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