Padua: Seminario, 1842. First edition. Octavo (210 x 139 mm). ix, 560 pages. Two large folding lithographed maps: "Pianta della R. Città di Padova" and "Topografia dell'attuale territorio di Padova" (both 17 1/2 x 23 3/4 inches) after Luigi Patella, by A.B. Bresciani, lithographed by Kier, Venice; 20 lithographed plates after G.B. Cecchini by Kier, original tissue guards preserved. Original red velvet, the covers blindstamped with a Rococo design, smooth spine, all edges gilt, label of N. Deanesi on pastedown. Front joint cracked, spine somewhat faded, some foxing and pale dampstaining. Item #400524
A fine and scarce guide to Padua, indexed and illustrated, and divided into six sections following a general introduction: historical background; the principal public artworks of the city (sacred and secular); public institutions; charitable establishments, monasteries, theaters and prisons; geology, hydrology, agriculture, commerce and industry; and principal sites of the province. See also item 400522 for Antonio Neumayr's 1807 work on the statuary of Padua's Pratto delle Valle.