Catalogus librorum omnium tam veterum, quam recentiorum, qui venales reperiuntur apud Antonium Zatta q.m. Jac. bibliopolam & typographum Venetum


Tipografo: Antonio Zatta

Dati tipografici: Venezia, 1780

Formato: in dodicesimo

12mo (162x92 mm). CCCVII, [1] pp. Collation: A-N12. Lacking the blank leaves N11-12. Contemporary cardboards. Some light foxing, but a very good copy.

VERY RARE CATALOGUE of books (including a section of French books), maps, and engravings available for sale at Antonio Zatta's bookshop in Venice. The items (about 3300) are arranged in alphabetical order by author's name or title. For each entry are also given the format, the number of volumes and plates, and the price in ‘lire venete'.

Antonio Zatta (1757-1797) was one of the most important and innovative printers, cartographers and engravers of his time. In the lively scene of the 18th century Venetian editorial market, which enjoyed a period of renewal after the long crisis of the 17th century (cf. M. Infelise, L'editoria veneziana nel ‘700, Milan, 1989), Zatta played a leading role. He distinguished himself for the quality of the illustrations (title-pages, vignettes, head-pieces, portraits, plates, etc.) that embellished his editions. Zatta was also a very active bookseller.

Catalogo unico, IT\ICCU\RAVE\002704; S. Bergamo & M. Callegari, Libri in vendita. Cataloghi librari nelle biblioteche padovane (1647-1850), Milan, 2009, p. 118; The Distribution of Books by Catalogue to 1800, p. 306, no. 127.


In 12mo (mm. 162x92). Pp. CCCVII, [1]. Segnatura: A-N12. Mancano le carte bianche N11-12. Cartonato coevo. Lievi fioruture.