Auction 114, Lot 518

"Venice - Venezia - Venedig", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: Italy

Period: 1838 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.4 x 14.8 inches
59.4 x 37.6 cm

Very finely engraved plan of the city featuring excellent detail of canals, streets, and scores of named buildings. With a large inset "Plan of the Environs of Venice, Shewing the Lagunes" that is contained within a handsome scroll border. Also a finely engraved and well rendered bird's-eye "View of the Mint, St. Mark's Church, the Palace, &c." At lower left is a text block that discusses the number of houses, churches, and a "Population of 112,000 souls" along with 149 canals, and 306 bridges throughout the city. Along the bottom are the elevation plans for eleven buildings. Printed on two sheets. Engraved by B.R. Davies from W.R. Clarke's drawing.

References:

Condition: B

Nice impression with original margins. A little scattered, light toning or surface soiling.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $140

Closed on 3/1/2006

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