Auction 129, Lot 682

"Venise Ville Capitale de la plus Celebre et Illustre Republique de l'Europe", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Venice, Italy

Period: 1700 (dated)

Publication: Atlas curieux

Color: Black & White

Size:
13 x 8.5 inches
33 x 21.6 cm

Delightful bird's-eye plan of the city and surrounding islands with great detail of major buildings. The plan was reduced from De Fer's large chart of 1695 that he prepared for the Depot de la Marine. A variety of ships and boats fill the lagoon and the arms of the city and the Venetian Republic decorate the plan. A key at bottom identifies ten sites and six districts.

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Condition: A+

Very sharp impression.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/23/2009

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