Place Published: Milan
Publisher: Giulio Ferrario between 1816 and 1827.
Date Published: 
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
Paper size: 9-1/2 x 13-3/4 inches.
Image size: 6-5/8 x 8-3/4 inches.
Condition: some type offsetting in sky background, otherwise, very good
Printed in outside border; #23 Biasioli A.T.
Blind embossed seal of authenticity impressed at the time of publication.
Line and aquatint tone engraving with original hand colouring.
Giulio Ferrario was founder of the 'Societa Tipografica de Classici Italiani' and served as the director of the Braidense National Library in Milan, Italy. Ferrario's work "Le Costume Ancien et Moderne ou Histoire" was a 19th century multi volume / language world encyclopedia of culture, vividly illustrated almost all finely hand-colored. The work was one of the most decorative aquatint publications published in Italy. The text was written by Giulio Ferrario and the plates engraved by Raineri, Gallo Gallina, etc. The Costume ancient and modern was aimed at systematization "encyclopedic" knowledge of a set of disparate, where scholarship was made through of '' education 'and' 'entertainment' of the reader, interested in the exotic and different; sometimes the level of exposure and the documentation.
Very Good. Item #1504