MITELLI, Giuseppe Maria (after Ludovico, Agostino and Annibale Caracci) – L’Enea Vagante Pitture dei Carracci. Rome, Gian Giacomo de Rossi, 1663. Oblong-Folio [365 x 485 mm] 17 leaves. With engraved title and twenty etchings. Contemporary gold-tooled calf binding.

FIRST EDITION. Very rare complete set. Mitelli’s etchings depict Caracci’s fresco paintings for the frieze of the Palazzo Magnani in Bologna, executed between 1591 and 1592. The frescoes showing the life of the mythical founder of Rome, Romulus. Since their unveiling, the frescoes have been recognized as among the seminal achievements of the Caracci. – Bertarelli 1940, 59; Bartsch XIX, 289, 46.

bound with: AQUILA, Pietro (after Annibale Caracci) – Imagines farnesiani cubiculi cum ipsarum monocromatibus et ornamentis. Rome, J.J. de Rubeis, 1675. With 13 etchings (including title).

FIRST EDITION. The plates depict Caracci’s frescoes for the Palazzo Farnese, executed between 1597 and 1608. – Fuhring, P. Ornament prints in the Rijksmuseum II: The Seventeenthy Century. Rotterdam, 2004, vol. 3, 8956-8968; Evelina Borea and others – Annibale Carracci e i suoi incisori. Rome, 1986, p.74

bound with: FANTETTI, Cesar and Pietro Aquila (after Raphael) – Imagines Veteris ac Novi Testamenti, a Raphaele Sanctio Urbinato in Vaticani palatii xystis expressae. Rome, J.J. de Rubeis, 1674. Engraved title, engraved dedication and 53 (52 numbered) etchings.

FIRST EDITION. The plates depict Raphael’s biblical paintings for the Second Loggia of the Vatican Palace, executed in 1518-1519. They belong to the grand fresco sequences that mark the High Renaissance in Rome. The plates 1 to 36 and 44 were etched by Fantetti, the others were made by Aquila. – Brunet IV-1109; Benezit II-666; Kat. Berlin 4062.

Three complete series in a contemporary bound volume. Especially the Mitelli series is very rarely found in a complete set. – Binding rubbed, corners bumped, joints partly broken.

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