SANSOVINO FRANCESCO

Del governo de i regni et delle republiche così antiche come moderne libri XVIII nei quali si contengono, i magistrati, gli offici, & gli ordini proprij che s'osservano ne predetti principati [...]
Date: Venice,Appresso Francesco Sansovino,1561
Cod 1865
850,00 €
4to, 196x144 mm, full XVII-XVIII century vellum binding, manuscript title at spine, green edges; leaves [4], 203 [i.e. 200], [2]. Woodcut device of Francesco Sansovino on t.p. (crescent moon shining on reclining man, in ornate frame). Italic letters. First edition of this important work, full of observations and statistical data on the governments of France, Germany, England, Spain, Turkey, Persia, Tunis, and the republics of Switzerland, Venice, Rome (ancient and papal), Ragusa, Sparta , Genoa, Athens, the kingdom of Fez, the Republic of Lucca and of Thomas More's Utopia. Francesco Tatti da Sansovino (1521–1586) was a versatile Italian scholar and man of letters, also known as a publisher. He was born in Rome, the son of Jacopo Sansovino, but soon moved to Venice then studied law at Padua and Bologna. He is known for his 1581 work Venetia citta nobilissima et singolare, Descritta in XIIII. Libri, briefly known as Venezia Descritta. He was also a literary critic, writing in particular on Dante and Boccaccio. He is also known with his pseudonyms, Anselmo Guisconi and Giovanni Tatti.

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