ITALY - MORGHEN, Filippo (c. 1730-1808)
Le Antichita di Pozzuoli, Baja, e Cuma. [Bound with:] Spiegazione delle VI. Tavole delle Antichita di Pesto
Oblong folio. (16 x 22 inches). Title page, dedication, portrait of Ferdinand IV, map, 40 numbered engraved plates (one being a plan and the others are views). Decorative copper engravings with figures and scenery. ANTICHITA DI PESTO: simply 6 numbered plates the first containing an explanatory paragraph dated 1765. Title of the first work creased, minor spotting to the Pesto section and some plates coming loose- otherwise good, strong, clean impressions on laid paper.
Contemporary paper covered boards.
Filippo Morghen was an accomplished Florentine engraver based in Naples in the 18th century. He studied art in Rome before moving to Naples, where he also became involved in publishing and print-making. His son, Rafaello, went on to become one of the most influential engravers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.