Italian views & costumes [album]

Accession number: 
PML 152750
[s.l. : s.n., ca. 1825-27]
[1] l., [93] leaves of plates, [1] l. : handcol. ill. (drawings, engravings, lithographs) ; 8 x 22.5 cm
Gift of Julia P. Wightman, 1991.

Title and date from bookseller's note.
A collection of 114 images pasted on 93 leaves of blue, buff, white, and grey colored heavy paper stock: 65 engravings and lithographs, many signed by Cuciniello e Bianchi, 22 gouache drawings, one pen sketch, and 26 pen-and-wash drawings, some signed by Giuseppe Capparoni.
Traveller's souvenir album of mounted drawings and prints of local Italian costumes, buildings, sculptures, and scenery, mostly from Rome and Southern Italy. Included are views of Pompei, Napoli, Sorrento, Vesuvius, a portrait of Pope Pius VII, a pen sketch of Villa d'Este dated June 27, 1827, prints of people of various trades, dancers and musicians, and a "Lazzarone che mangia maccaroni".

Contemporary vellum binding, gold tooled spine and covers, edges gilt, turquoise moiré-patterned endpapers. In modern grey cloth slipcase.
From the library of Julia P. Wightman.