I met the book „Descrizione e studj dell’insigne fabbrica di S. Maria del Fiore metropolitana fiorentina“ by Bernardo Sansone Sgrilli in the reading room of Bibliothek Oechslin in Einsiedeln.
General subject of the book:
The topic of this book is about the history and the construction phase of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Sgrilli shows and explains different details of this Cathedral.
The explanation consists of the materialization and the meaning of this detail. Each explanation has an illustration.
Organisation of the book:
The book consists of a written part and another with illustration. The written part is divided in to 17 chapters. Each chapter is an explanation of a detail of the Cathedral. For each chapter there is either a ground plan, a section or a detail drawing.
Size of the book:
height: 480 mm, width: 350mm, breadth: 30 mm
traditional standard format:Name: Folio, Size Letter: F
Total number of pages and illustrations:
The text of the book is spread on 38 pages but if you take the appendix and all the empty pages into account the book consists of approx. 56 pages.
Total number of illustrations are 17, but each illustration is a double page.