Illustrated volume of Giorgio Vasari, 'Le vite de' piu eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori... prima, e seconda parte' (Florence: Giunti, 1568). Title-page: ornate architectural frame supported by figures and surmounted by Medici coat of arms; title in cartouche at top, supported by putti, vignette of Florence in cartouche below, supported by satyresses; on verso of title-page, (part of) the same frame with design of the Last Judgement, men being raised from the ground by a winged figure blowing a three-ended trumpet and holding a torch, watched by female figures representing Painting, Sculpture and Architecture; below, motto in cartouche: 'Hac sospite nunquam hos periisse viros, victos aut morte fatebor.' Preceding main text, bust portrait of the author in oval lettered 'Giorgio Vasarii pittore et architetto Aretino.', in (part of) the same frame as the title-page; below, vignette of Florence in cartouche.
Illustrated before each biography with bust portraits of the subje… (See Merlin record for full description)
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