Auction 116, Lot 660

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

Subject: Italy

Period: 1838 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 15.2 inches
29.2 x 38.6 cm

This very finely engraved plan is on two sheets, unjoined, and features excellent detail of canals, streets, and scores of named buildings. A large inset "Plan of the Environs of Venice, Shewing the Lagunes" is contained within a handsome scroll border on the eastern sheet. A well rendered bird's-eye "View of the Mint, St. Mark's Church, the Palace, &c." is on the western sheet. 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. Engraved by B.R. Davies from W.R. Clarke's drawing.


Condition: B

Very fine impression with original color. Both have a little scattered foxing or staining, more so along right margins.

Estimate: $120 - $140

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/20/2006