PETITOT, Ennemond Alexandre. Raisonnement sur la Perspective: pour en faciliter l'Usage aux Artistes: dedie aux Memes. , 20 pp., 9 unnumbered leaves of engraved plates. Folio, 360 x 250 mm, bound in contemporary boards. A Parme: Chez les Freres Faure Libraires, 1758.
A rare and delightful work on perspective by Petitot, who was the court architcet at Parma, but who is perhaps best known for his series of engravings Mascarade a la Grecqe, first published in 1771. This is an important work because of its tendeancy towards neoclassical simplicity and the influence it was to have on the pupils he taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Parma.
A rare book with OCLC listing only Princeton, National Gallery, and the Boston Public Library in the US. Covers with some wear, overall a very good unsophisticated copy.
Item nr. 168548