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La Piazza Del Granduca Di Firenze Co' Suoi Monumenti disegnati da Francesco Pieraccini incisi da Gio. Paolo Lasinio e dichiarati da Melchior Misserini

Melchior Misserini

RA Collection: Book

Record number




Firenze: Presso Luigi Bardi, 1830

Physical Description

28, [2] p., engr. t.pl., 21 pl.; 431 mm.


[Engr. t.pl.] - [Text and pl.] - Indice.

Responsibility Note

The plates are not signed, apart from the views, pl. 1-3, which are signed as drawn by F.W. Moritz and engraved by Paolo Fumagalli.

These three plates, and the last plate (pl. 21), also a view, carry the publisher's imprint of Luigi Bardi.

The title-plate vignette is unsigned.


S.B. McHam, Looking at Italian Renaissance sculpture (1998); M. Trachtenberg, Dominion of the eye: urbanism, art and power in early modrern Florence (1997); J. Poeschke, Michelangelo and his world (1996); J. Poeschke, Donatello and his world (1993).

Summary Note

Twenty plates are listed in the Indice and described in the text. They consist of three views of the Piazza della Signoria (pl. 1-3), and outline engravings of various sculptures: the Judith and Holofernes of Donatello (pl.4), the David of Michelangelo and the Hercules and Cacus (pl.5), the lions (pl.6), six ancient statues (pl.7, 8), the Perseus and Medusa of Cellini (pl.9), the Sabines (pl.10), bas-reliefs by Cellini and Giambologna (pl.11), the equestrian statue of Cosimo de' Medici by Giambologna and its bas-reliefs (pl.12-15), the fountain of Neptune by Ammannati and Giambologna (pl. 16-20).

Plate 21, not listed in the Indice nor described in the text, is captioned, 'Veduta della Piazza del Granduca di Firenze come era nel Secolo XVI'.

A title-plate vignette shows a view of Florence.


4 November 1830: 'Resolved that the following work(s) be purchased for the Library, viz: La Piazza del Granduca &c. £1.11.6' (RA Council Minutes, VII, 399).

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, red cloth-covered boards; black morocco spine-label lettered 'La Piazza Del Granduca Di Firenze', spine lettered 'R.A.'

Name as Subject


Architecture - Sculpture - Statues - Bas-reliefs - Public sculpture - Outdoor sculpture - Italy - Tuscany - Florence - Piazza della Signoria - History
Views - Vedute - Italy - Florence - 19th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 19th century


Francesco Pieraccini, draughtsman
Giovanni Paolo Lasinio, engraver
Luigi Bardi, publisher
Friedrich Wilhelm Moritz, draughtsman
Paolo Fumagalli, engraver
Giambologna, source artist