Record number 06/984
TitleVedute Delle Ville, E D'Altri Luoghi Della Toscana. All. Ill. Sig. Marchese Andrea Gerini Giuseppe Zocchi D.D.
ImprintFirenze: Appresso Giuseppe Allegrini Stampatore in Rame, 1744
Physical Description[1] f., [51] pl. (incl. t.pl.); 392×579 mm.
Physical Description NoteThe plates do not carry numbers. In the list of 'Nomi E Ordine Delle Cinquanta Vedute' the title-plate is described as a frontispiece and the other plates are assigned numbers 1-50; but the plates are not bound in in exactly the same order as in this list.
Content Format NoteNomi E Ordine Delle Cinquanta Vedute Delle Ville E D'Altri Luoghi Della Toscana - [T.pl.] - [Plates].
Summary NoteThe title-plate shows Maria Theresa, Grand-Duchess of Tuscany, upon a pedestal, gesturing towards a prospect of Tuscany and a bust of Marchese Gerini, to whom the book is dedicated. At the foot of the pedestal is a bas-relief portrait of Zocchi. The etched views show villas near Florence. As well as showing houses and landscapes many are varied with representations of human activities - including the hats blown away by the wind in the plate of the Villa I Collazi. The work formed a companion volume to Zocchi's Scelta di XXIV vedute delle principali contrade, piazze, chiese e palazzi della città di Firenze, published in the same year.

Zocchi's preparatory drawings for both works are preserved at the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.
Responsibility NoteAll plates are signed as (designed and ) drawn by Giuseppe Zocchi. Two are also signed as engraved by him; most, as engraved by others: Gio. Gottofredo Seuter, Giuseppe Wagner, Giuliano Giampiccoli, M. Ant. Corsi, Filippo Morghen, Michele Marieschi, Gius. Filosi, Gius. Benedetti, Pietro Monaco, Gio. Batta. Piranesi, Niccolo Mogalli, Francesco Philothe Duflos, Joh. Seb. Muller or V. Franceschini.

Only the title-plate (frontispiece) carries the printer's name: 'Appresso Giuseppe Allegrini Stampatore in Rame Firenze 1744'.

The work is dedicated by Giuseppe Zocchi to Marchese Andrea Gerini.
SubjectVillas - Country houses - Italy - Tuscany - History
Views - Vedute - Italy - Tuscany - 18th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 18th century
Name as Subject Zocchi, Giuseppe, 1711 - 1767
ReferencesNational Gallery of Art (Washington), Mark J. Millard Architectural, 4 (2000), no.169, p.516-24.

A. Tosi, Inventare la realtà: Giuseppe Zocchi e la Toscana del Settecento (1997); M. Gregori, 'Giusepe Zocchi vedutista', in Firenze e la sua immagine, ed. M. Chiarini (1994); R. Harprath, ed., Giuseppe Zocchi: Veduten der Villen und anderer Orte der Toscana 1744 [exhibition catalogue] (1989); R.M. Mason, ed., Vues de Florence et de Toscane d'après Giuseppe Zocchi [exhibition catalogue] (1974); E.E. Dee, Views of Florence and Tuscany by Giuseppe Zocchi 1711-1767: seventy-seven drawings [exhibition catalogue] (1968).

A study of Tuscan villas and gardens is P. van der Ree et al., Italian villas and gardens (2nd. ed., 1993), esp. p.28-81.
Binding Note20th-century red cloth, spine lettered 'Vedute Delle Ville, E D'Altri Luoghi Della Toscana' and 'R.A.'
Variant TitleNomi E Ordine Delle Cinquanta Vedute Delle Ville E D'Altri Luoghi Della Toscana
Contributors Zocchi, Giuseppe, 1711 - 1767, source artist, draughtsman, engraver
Gerini, Andrea, marchese, 1691 - 1766, dedicatee
Allegrini, Giuseppe, intaglio printer, publisher
Seutter, Johann Gottfried, 1717 - 1800, engraver
Wagner, Giuseppe, 1706 - 1780, engraver
Giampiccoli, Giuliano, 1703 - 1759, engraver
Corsi, Marcantonio, fl. ca. 1732 - 1750, engraver
Morghen, Filippo, 1730 - after 1807, engraver
Marieschi, Michiel, 1696 - 1743, engraver
Filosi, Giuseppe, engraver
Benedetti, Giuseppe, 1707 - 1782, engraver
Monaco, Pietro, 1710 - after 1775, engraver
Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, 1720 - 1778, engraver
Mogalli, Niccolo, 1723 - after 1768, engraver
Duflos, Philothee-Francois, 1708? - 1746, engraver
Müller, Johann Sebastian, 1715 - 1792, engraver
Franceschini, Vincenzo, 1680 - ca. 1750?, engraver
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