first edition Vellum
1724 · Roma
by Gaio, Bartholomeo. Engraved by Bartholomeo de Petris
Roma: Superiorum permissu, 1724. First Edition. Vellum. Near Fine. Scarce, with only two copies located on OCLC (at the Jewish Theological Seminary and the American Jewish University). 4to. Title, allegorical/dedicatory plate, intro (3 pp., text only on rectos), 113 plates (112 of which feature biblical figures or personages from the classical world), index, one page chronology from creation of world, title (for chronology on Ptolemaic rules of Egypt, intro (2 leaves), 15 plates with intaglio/numimatic illustrations of these rulers, index. Not in Brunet or Graesse. Contemporary vellum darkened around edges, and mild soiling, minor dings, elsewhere. Still exudes a freshness. Light scattered soiling within, and light toning. Generally leaves are clean and bright.
(Inventory #: 002558)