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Auction 138, Lot 694

"[Lot of 2] A General View of Florence [and] A View of the Palace of Prince Strozzi at Florence",

Subject: Florence, Italy

Period: 1759 (circa)

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Color: Black & White

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A. A General View of Florence, dated 1759, (10.3 x 6"). This is a detailed view of the city of Florence with farmland in the forefront. The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, or Duomo, is located at center. Engraved by F. Pear.

B. A View of the Palace of Prince Strozzi at Florence, circa 1759, (8.3" x 6"). The Strozzi family was one of the most powerful families in 15th century Florence, rivaled only by the Medici. These two families clashed frequently over financial and political power until the Strozzi family was exiled. It wasn't until the Strozzi family married into the Medici that they were allowed back to Florence. With that union, the Strozzi acquired the titles of Princes of Forano and Dukes of Bagnolo. This view shows the palace of Prince Strozzi. Published in John Barrow's New Geographical Dictionary published by J. Coote.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $60

Closed on 12/7/2011

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