Scelta di XXIV Vedute delle Principali Contrade, Piazze, Chiese, e Palazzi della Citta di Firenze, 27 Plates
First published in 1744, this book by Giuseppe Zocchi presented the daily life and public celebrations of his native city in twenty-four engravings. This image of the Cathedral on a feast day underscores its role as the spiritual center of the city at a moment when Nardo’s altarpiece still occupied its place on a pier in the church.
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Giuseppe Zocchi (Italian, 1711-1767). Scelta di XXIV Vedute delle Principali Contrade, Piazze, Chiese, e Palazzi della Citta di Firenze, 27 Plates, 1754. Steel engraving on laid paper, 30 1/16 x 22 7/16in. (76.4 x 57cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X38 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.X38.jpg)
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