Bibliographical references: Adams, A 1668. Graesse I, 198.
Vincenzo Valgrisi’s edition marked a turning point in the history of Orlando’s editions with the introduction of full-page woodcuts illustrating the poem and an edited version of the text by Girolamo Ruscelli.
The illustrations were intended to clarify the intricacy of the plot and represent some of the best woodcuts produced during the Renaissance. Their use of perspective scenes enable clarity while their mannerist borders make them quite magnificent.
Woodcut vignette to verso
Marginal age toning to lower right corner. Minor age toning to leaf.