Auction 113, Lot 623

"Carte du Gouvernement Militaire de La Republique de Venise…", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Italy - Venice

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 15.3 inches
46.5 x 38.9 cm

This full folio sheet features five engraved scenes in Venice. The views include "Vue de la Palace de St. Marc," "L'Arcenal" which is a bird's-eye plan, "Autre vue de al Place de St. Marc," "Course des Gondole's" and a terrific close up view of gondolas with crowds of people on the bridge above. The extensive text discusses the organization of Venice, its revenues, armies, life, major edifices.


Condition: A

Crisp, dark impression on a full sheet with wide margins. One lazy fold, else fine.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/7/2005