Record number 03/2486
Author Rossi, Giuseppe Ignazio, fl. 1739?
TitleLa Libreria Mediceo-Laurenziana Architettura Di Michelagnolo Buonaruotti Disegnata, E Illustrata Da Giuseppe Ignazio Rossi Architetto Fiorentino A S. Altezza Elettorale La Serenissima Anna Maria Luisa Elettrice Palatina Del Reno, ec. Gran Principessa Di Toscana, ec.
ImprintIn Firenze: Nella Stamperia Granducale, Per I Tartini, E Franchi Con Licenza De' Superiori., L'Anno MDCCXXXIX.
Physical Description[32], xxxiii, [i] p., frontis. (port.), port., 22 pl. (3 dble.); 481 mm. (Quarto). 
Content Format Note[Half-t., front. (port.), t.-p., dedic.] - Elogi Da più, e diversi Scrittori Latini, e Toscani fatti all'inclita Libreria di San Lorenzo ... - Zanobi Filippo Rossi Degli Studi Fatti Da Suo Padre Disegnatore Di Quest' Opera - [Port.] - Prefazione Di Giuseppe Ignazio Rossi - Descrizione Delle Tavole - [Plates].
Summary NoteThe work describes the library designed and built at Florence by Michelangelo between 1525 and 1562.
Responsibility NoteThe numbered plates are all signed as drawn by G. I. Delrosso. All are signed as engraved by B. Sgrilli, apart from no. 15, signed by C. Gregori, and nos. 16-18, signed by V. Franceschini. The frontispiece portrait of Michelangelo is signed as drawn by G.I. Delrosso and engraved by B. Sgrilli. The portrait of Giuseppe Ignazio Rossi is signed as engraved by C. Gregori. The title-page vignette, decorated initials and headpieces are signed as drawn by G. Menabuoni or G. F. Ciocchi, and engraved by I. Papini or B. Sgrilli.

The dedication by Zanobi Filippo Rossi is to Anna Maria Luisa, Electress Palatine and Grand Princess of Tuscany.
SubjectLibraries - Public buildings - Architecture, Italian - Italy - Tuscany - Florence - History - 16th century - Mannerism
Art history - Italy - 18th century
Pictorial works - Armorial bindings - Italy - 18th century
Name as Subject Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475 - 1564
Biblioteca Laurenziana (Florence)
ReferencesE. Bottasso, Storia della biblioteca in Italia (1984); N. Pevsner, 'Libraries', in A history of building types (1976), p. 91-110; G.C. Argan and B. Contardi, Michelangelo architetto (1990), (English tr. by M.L. Grayson, 1993); J. Ackerman, The architecture of Michelangelo, 2 v. (1961, rev. 2/1986); P. Portoghesi, 'Le strutture della Laurenziana', in Boll. Ingeg., 2/3 (1965), p. 29-35; R. Wittkower, 'Michelangelo's Biblioteca Laurenziana', in A. Bull., XVI (1934), p. 123-218, also in Idea and image (1978).
Binding Note18th-century calf, a coat-of-arms gilt-stamped on upper and lower covers; gilt-decorated spine, with red morocco spine-labels lettered 'La Libreria Medic: Laurenz. Archit: Di Michel: Buonarr:'.
ProvenanceAcquired by 1802. Recorded in Catalogue Of The Library In The Royal Academy, London (1802).
Contributors Rossi, Zanobi Filippo, fl. ca. 1739?
Delrosso, Giuseppe Ignazio, fl. ca. 1739?, draughtsman
Sgrilli, Bernardo Sansone, 1755, engraver
Gregori, Carlo Bart., 1719 - 1759, engraver
Franceschini, Vincenzo, 1680 - ca. 1750?, engraver
Menabuoni, Giuseppe, ca. 1708 -, draughtsman
Papini, Jos., fl. ca. 1739?, engraver
Anna Maria Luisa, Electress, consort of Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine, 1667 - 1743, dedicatee
Tartini, Giovanni Gaetano, fl. 1716-1761?1739, publisher
Tartini e Franchi (Florence). publisher
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