ACCOLTI Pietro: Lo ingano de gl’occhi, prospettiva pratica …. Trattato in acconcio della pittura, 1625



In-folio. Contemporary English calf, with blind-tooled frames with floral patterns on plates and gilt label title on the spine. Pp (12), 152, (2) con with two plates on a nn. leave. Numerous woodcuts, including full page. Few marginal repaired tears at title (reinforced), to leaves ff3-ff4 and to the hors texte table at rear, light water stains.

First and only edition of this renown theoretical and practical treatise on perspective, published posthumously and presented as a treaty on painting to Firenze Academy’s students. Th Author, military engineer and mathematical at the De’ Medici’s service, presents practical applications of perspective to the fields of optics, gnomonic and military architecture. The work contains the first printed edition of Leonardo’s treaty on drawing.


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Provenance: Macclesfield ex-libris, whose collection was sold by Sotheby’s early 2010s.