Auction 130, Lot 625

"[Lot of 2] Florence - Firenze [and] Turin -Torino", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: Florence and Turin, Italy

Period: 1833-35 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

14.9 x 11 inches
37.8 x 27.9 cm

Two fine, attractive city plans, each depicting the historical fortifications, gardens and important buildings. The magnificent Boboli Gardens are graphically shown on the plan of Florence, along with good detail of the Duomo, and the many plazas throughout the city. Architectural elevations of 16 the major structures are engraved along the bottom. The Citadel and the Da Piazza Castello dominate the plan of Turin and the entire city is surrounded by tree-line boulevards. The finely engraved views of Turin, La Superga, and the Royal Palace complete the composition. Both are drawn by W.B. Clark and published by Baldwin and Cradock. Sizes vary slightly.


Condition: A

Original color with faint toning in margins.

Estimate: $180 - $240

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/2/2009