Andrea Palladio (Padua, November 30, 1508 – Vicenza, August 19, 1580) is, together with Brunelleschi and Bramante, one of the most important theoretical architects of the Renaissance.
"I quatto libri dell'Architettura" was published in Venice in 1570.
Francisco de Praves, architect, King's head of workmanship in Valladolid, translated in 1625, the first book... it is about 5 commands to manufacture and other warnings. He invariably dedicates his translation to the Conde Duque de Olivares.
The copy is a typical one of the Spanish edition of the XVII century. Infolio, it alternates round and italics typescript, it includes xylographic initials, and it offers a wide range of prints.
The front cover, engraved, includes, apart from the royal coat of arms of the man of the inscription, the title frame and author frame and for the footer.
A typical baroque image and very interesting texts on a bad mounting: the worst quality of paper of that time in Spain.
When overlooking the long history of printing bullas (sealed religious documents) at the Valladolid monastery Nuestra Señora de Prado we encountered Joan Lasso de la Peña in 1608, a member of an important family of printers: Lasso or Laso, active in Salamanca, Medina de Campo and Valladolid in the last 30 years of the XVI century and in the first 30 years of the XVII century.
He was then employed by Rodrigo Calderón, who was an 'Impresor de bulas' in that monastery. His work as an independent printer took place in Valladolid from 1624 to 1630. The workshop still appeared active, headed by his wife, during the years 1632-1633.
We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "First Book of Architecture by Andrea Palladio": Libro Primero de la Architectura de Andrea Palladio facsimile edition, published by Vicent Garcia Editores, 2007Request Info / Price