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Sale 2521 Lot 41
CIRCIGNANI, NICCOLÒ. Ecclesiae militantis triumphi; sive, Deo amabilium martyrum gloriosa pro Christi fide certamina. Engraved title and 31 plates by Giovanni Battista Cavalieri after frescoes of martyrdom scenes by Circignani in the church of S. Stefano Rotondo in Rome, plus 4 extraneous contemporary emblematic engravings, hand-colored throughout. Folio, 321x222 mm, early limp vellum with dark stains at top of front cover; marginal foxing and soiling, partial show-through of coloring on verso of some plates, horizontal strip excised from blank lower margin of title and crudely restored. Conspicuous stamp of Saint Gregory's University on top, fore, and bottom edges, pastedowns, title, and blank lower margin of plate 2. Rome: Bartolomeo Grassi, 1585
Estimate $3,000 - 5,000
Second edition after the first of 1583. Harvard/Mortimer-Italian 126.