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Vedute Delle Ville, E D'Altri Luoghi Della Toscana. All. Ill. Sig. Marchese Andrea Gerini Giuseppe Zocchi D.D.

RA Collection: Book

Record number


Variant Title

Nomi E Ordine Delle Cinquanta Vedute Delle Ville E D'Altri Luoghi Della Toscana


Appresso Giuseppe Allegrini Stampatore in Rame, Firenze: 1744

Physical Description

[1] f., [51] pl. (incl. t.pl.); 392×579 mm.

General Note

The plates do not carry numbers. In the list of 'Nomi E Ordine Delle Cinquanta Vedute' the title-plate is described as a frontispiece and the other plates are assigned numbers 1-50; but the plates are not bound in in exactly the same order as in this list.


Nomi E Ordine Delle Cinquanta Vedute Delle Ville E D'Altri Luoghi Della Toscana - [T.pl.] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed as (designed and ) drawn by Giuseppe Zocchi. Two are also signed as engraved by him; most, as engraved by others: Gio. Gottofredo Seuter, Giuseppe Wagner, Giuliano Giampiccoli, M. Ant. Corsi, Filippo Morghen, Michele Marieschi, Gius. Filosi, Gius. Benedetti, Pietro Monaco, Gio. Batta. Piranesi, Niccolo Mogalli, Francesco Philothe Duflos, Joh. Seb. Muller or V. Franceschini.

Only the title-plate (frontispiece) carries the printer's name: 'Appresso Giuseppe Allegrini Stampatore in Rame Firenze 1744'.

The work is dedicated by Giuseppe Zocchi to Marchese Andrea Gerini.


National Gallery of Art (Washington), Mark J. Millard Architectural, 4 (2000), no.169, p.516-24.

A. Tosi, Inventare la realtà: Giuseppe Zocchi e la Toscana del Settecento (1997); M. Gregori, 'Giusepe Zocchi vedutista', in Firenze e la sua immagine, ed. M. Chiarini (1994); R. Harprath, ed., Giuseppe Zocchi: Veduten der Villen und anderer Orte der Toscana 1744 [exhibition catalogue] (1989); R.M. Mason, ed., Vues de Florence et de Toscane d'après Giuseppe Zocchi [exhibition catalogue] (1974); E.E. Dee, Views of Florence and Tuscany by Giuseppe Zocchi 1711-1767: seventy-seven drawings [exhibition catalogue] (1968).

A study of Tuscan villas and gardens is P. van der Ree et al., Italian villas and gardens (2nd. ed., 1993), esp. p.28-81.

Summary Note

The title-plate shows Maria Theresa, Grand-Duchess of Tuscany, upon a pedestal, gesturing towards a prospect of Tuscany and a bust of Marchese Gerini, to whom the book is dedicated. At the foot of the pedestal is a bas-relief portrait of Zocchi. The etched views show villas near Florence. As well as showing houses and landscapes many are varied with representations of human activities - including the hats blown away by the wind in the plate of the Villa I Collazi. The work formed a companion volume to Zocchi's Scelta di XXIV vedute delle principali contrade, piazze, chiese e palazzi della città di Firenze, published in the same year.

Zocchi's preparatory drawings for both works are preserved at the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.

Binding Note

20th-century red cloth, spine lettered 'Vedute Delle Ville, E D'Altri Luoghi Della Toscana' and 'R.A.'

Name as Subject


Villas - Country houses - Italy - Tuscany - History
Views - Vedute - Italy - Tuscany - 18th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 18th century


Giuseppe Zocchi, source artist, draughtsman, engraver
Andrea Gerini marchese, dedicatee
Giuseppe Allegrini, intaglio printer, publisher
Johann Gottfried Seutter, engraver
Giuseppe Wagner, engraver
Giuliano Giampiccoli, engraver
Marcantonio Corsi, engraver
Filippo Morghen, engraver
Michiel Marieschi, engraver
Giuseppe Filosi, engraver
Giuseppe Benedetti, engraver
Pietro Monaco, engraver
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, engraver
Niccolo Mogalli, engraver
Philothee-Francois Duflos, engraver
Johann Sebastian Müller, engraver
Vincenzo Franceschini, engraver