Auction 157, Lot 588

Very Rare Lafreri School View of Florence

"Fiorenza", Duchetti, Claudio

Subject: Florence, Italy

Period: 1590 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17.4 x 12.4 inches
44.2 x 31.5 cm

This rare bird's-eye view depicts the city of Florence centered on the Arno River, with mountains in the background. The coats-of-arms of Florence and the Medici Family flank the ribbon title cartouche. A numbered key at bottom identifies 60 locations.


Condition: B

A dark impression with light soiling and some show-through of old manuscript text on verso, primarily visible in key at bottom. There are faint damp stains in bottom corners, with several resulting chips and tears that have been professionally repaired, not affecting image.

Estimate: $900 - $1,100

Sold for: $1,800

Closed on 5/4/2016