Resa til Italien, 1780, 1781, 1782. Skrifven 1782 i Stralsund. Ny uplaga. Stockholm, C. Deleen, 1819.
4to. Pp. (vi), 84. With 37 hand coloured engraved plates (with 38 illustrations). Contemporary half calf, flat spine ruled in gilt and with red title label, lightly rubbed, corners worn. Small repair to upper right corner of title. Copy of Baltzar Cronstrand (1794-1876), the founder of the University College of Arts Crafts and Design in Stockholm. Second illustrated edition of Ehrensvärd's famous and beautiful account of his journey to Italy, first published in 1786. Count Carl August Ehrensvärd (1745-1800) was an Admiral of the Fleet but also an art historian, writer, artist and architect. He travelled to Italy to study the landscape, people, and especially the art and architeture of the classical antiquity. He visited Turin, Milan, Parma, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Terracina, Naples, Sicily, and many more places. The beautiful hand coloured illustrations depicting landscapes, people and costumes are drawn by Ehrensvärd himself and engraved by Elias Martin. This edition was published by Fredric Boye and the original etchings were used. Lindberg, Swedish books 52.
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