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The Rare Musei Theupoli

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The Rare Musei Theupoli
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Tiepolo, Laurentio & Federico. MUSEI THEUPOLI ANTIQUA NUMISMATA OLIM COLLECTA A JOANNE DOMINICO THEUPOLO. AUCTA, & EDITA A LAURENTIO EQUITE ET D. MARCI PROCURATORE ET FEDERICO SENATORE FRATRIBUS THEUPOLIS. Venetiis, 1736. 4to, contemporary full vellum; spine with five raised bands; red morocco spine label, gilt; mottled page edges. Splendid numismatically themed engraved title by Antonio Visentini; (4), 770 pages; two large folding engraved maps [the first 62 by 42 cm; the second 76 by 53 cm]; engraved tailpiece by Visentini. Old labels, vellum toned. Near fine. A pleasing copy of a rare and remarkable work: the first we have offered in at least 25 years. The large folding maps identify numismatically important cities and are very well done. One suspects they are missing from most extant copies. Babelon 113. Bassoli 34. Lipsius 396, also citing a 1516 Venice edition that appears clearly to be in error. Ex RBW Library.