Auction 116, Lot 661

"Pompeii", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: Italy

Period: 1841 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.2 x 12 inches
38.6 x 30.5 cm

An attractive plan that portrays the ancient city of Pompeii on the Bay of Naples in southern Italy. The key at right locates 55 buildings. A well rendered bird's-eye view of the ruins and elevations of the major buildings runs across the bottom. Insets of the vicinity of Mount Vesuvius and a plan of the Domus in a scroll complete the composition. Engraved by T.E. Nicholson and published by Charles Knight.

References:

Condition: A+

Lovely original color and a dark impression.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/20/2006

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