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RUPPELL, Eduard.

Erklärende Notizen zu einer Reihenfolge bildlicher Darstellungen der Villa Mylius zu Loveno am Comer See und der benachbarten Gegend.

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Milan, Joseph Bernardoni, 1852

Extremely rare publication on one of the most important centres of German-Italian cultural exchange in the 19th Century.

This set of views shows the magnificent country estate of the Mylius family near the village Loveno on Lake Como, which was bought by banker and art patron Heinrich Mylius (1769-1854) as a gift for his son Julius in 1829. The following year Julius died at the age of 30, shortly after his marriage with the Milanese aristocrat's daughter Luigia Vitali, and the estate was converted into a memorial. It is now open to the public as the museum Villa Vigoni.

Born in Frankfurt, Heinrich Mylius is remembered in Germany and Northern Italy as one of Milan's most prominent industrialists. Mylius developed strong ties with important European literary and artistic figures of his time. He was a close friend of Johann Wolfgang Goethe, the artist Bertel Thorvaldsen, the writer Alessandro Manzoni and the philosopher

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Two volumes, atlas folio (48 x 34,5 cm) and text 4to (29 x 20 cm) in 1. Atlas: lithographed title, 16 plates, including one folding; text 13, 5 pp.; light occasional spotting to plates. Original cloth and wrappers, upper wrapper watermarked 'Fco VeSe' and double headed eagle coat of arms, lower wrapper watermarked with crescent moon; a bit faded, light spotting, very small worming to spine.


Stock ID:86519

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