Auction 149, Lot 527

"A Plan of the City of Geneva", Stockdale, John

Subject: Geneva, Switzerland

Period: 1800 (dated)

Publication: A Geographical, Historical, and Political Description of the Empire...

Color: Black & White

Size:
9.5 x 6.8 inches
24.1 x 17.3 cm

Beautifully detailed plan of the fortress situated where the Rhone River exits Lake Geneva. A key identifies 22 notable locations on the plan. A compass rose orients north to the top left corner. Adorned with a decorative title cartouche featuring a grape vine and a hunter with his dogs.

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Condition: B+

Slightly toned with a few faint spots. There is a small tear in the bottom right corner of the sheet that has been closed on verso with archival tape, well away from the image. The title cartouche has been hand colored.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 5/21/2014

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