PANNI, Anton-Maria. Distinto Rapporto delle Dipinture che trovansi nelle Chiese della Città, e Sobborghi di Cremona. XXIV (i.e., 20), 214,  pp. 8vo., 171 x 120 mm, bound in contemporary carta rustica, sewing visible along spine. Cremona: Nella Stampa del Ricchini, 1762.
First and Only Edition. Panni's book remains the ultimate artistic guide to the city of Cremona. The introduction focuses on the conservation of early paintings, and the text covers the major architectural monuments of the city and the artwork inside each cathedral, church and chapel.
Anton-Maria Panni (1730-1790) was a painter and architect from Cremona who, in his Distinto Rapporto concentrates more on the interior decoration (especially paintings) than any other feature in the guide. He often supplies names of the painters, even if the picture is unsigned. His book is divided into five daily itineraries, walking throughout Cremona seeing sites and stoping for a viewing of all the paintings within Cremona at the middle of the eighteenth century. One very small worm tracing on the final two leaves, else a spectacular copy, as fresh as the day it was printed.
Fossati Bellani II, 2129. Schlosser-Magnino 552. Lozzi 1400. Cicognara 4190 "Cremona ha avuta la fortuna d'essere caduta in buone mani per le sue illustrazioni, l'una più pregiata dell'altra."
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