Auction 109, Lot 349

"[Lot of 4] Florence [with] Syracuse [and] Turin [and] Oporto", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: Europe - Cities (Italy & Portugal)

Period: 1835 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15 x 12.5 inches
38.1 x 31.8 cm

Lot of four engraved maps. 1) "Florence - Firenze" is a well engraved plan of this beautiful and historic city. Along the bottom are elevations of 16 important buildings and the "Bridge of the Trinity." 2) "Syracuse With the Remaining Vestiges of its Five Cities" contains an inset of "View of Syracuse from the Theatre" and "View of Syracuse from the Theatre." 3) "Turin (Torino)" shows the "Site of the Citadel" and 3 insets of "Church called La Superga," "A View of Turin" and "Royal Palace." 4) "Oporto (Porto)" has 2 inset of "The Environs of Oporto" and a beautifully rendered "View of Oporto from Torre da Marca." All sizes approximate.

References:

Condition: B

Original outline and wash coloring. A few chips in margins of maps with paper somewhat brittle at edges.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/1/2004

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