M. Petagna - Icones Romanorum Pontificum CCLVIII Qui a Pietro ad Pium IX
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M. Petagna - Icones Romanorum Pontificum CCLVIII Qui a Pietro ad Pium IX. Ecclesiam Christi gubernarunt ex musivis imaginibus ad D. Pauli expressae - Roma - Stab Fotografico di Michaeli Petagna - 1864 - 1st edition - , pp - Cloth binding - Oblong 22,5 x 19,5 cm.
Condition: Good - with inevitable normal wear, discoloration, contemporary inscription. Neat book.
Antiquarian picture book with an overview of all popes from the Apostle Peter to Pope Pius IX (Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti (1792-1878). Illustrated with 258 iconic portraits of the church leaders, printed with an early photographic technique (album print).
¶ Hardcover edition in contemporary linen binding with gilt embossed title 'ALBUM' on front cover. This is a rare 19th century photographic collectors item; in the Netherlands, a copy is preserved by the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum.