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Artistic and cultural life in Munich and Dresden in 1763

[BIANCONI, Giovanni Lodovico].
Lettere al marchese Filippo Hercolani ... sopra alcune particolarita della Baveria, ed altri paesi della Germania.
Lucca, Giovanni Riccomini, 1763. 8vo. Contemporary Italian marbled paper over flexible paperboards. XVI, 272 pp.
€ 950
First edition of an interesting look at German artistic and cultural life in Munich and Dresden through the eyes of a cultured Italian. It is written in the form of a series of fictitious letters. Giovanni L. Bianconi (1717-1781) was a scholar and connoisseur who, serving as personal physician to August III of Saxony since 1749, was intimately acquainted with Dresden. He also acted as the King's art agent, taking over that role from Algarotti.
Head of spine a little worn but sound. A very fresh and large copy. Melzi II, 111; Schlosser/Magnino 494; not in Cicognara.
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