Auction 161, Lot 629

"Pianta della Regia Citta di Venezia e sue Isole Vicine",

Subject: Venice, Italy

Period: 1838 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

28.4 x 21.1 inches
72.1 x 53.6 cm

This stunning plan of Venice and the surrounding islands was drawn and engraved by Giambattista Garlato. It features excellent detail of the city's complicated maze of waterways. Several keys around the plan identify nearly 200 sites of interest, including various churches, military sites, theaters, hotels, and more. Seven small vignettes also appear across the sheet: Ingresso di Murano, S. Michiele di Murano, S. Elena, Castello St. Andrea, S. Servilio, S. Lazzaro, and S. Nicolo del Lido. North is oriented to top left. Surrounded by a decorative border. Published by Giuseppe Kier. Dissected and backed with linen and housed in a marbled cardboard slipcase.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with light scattered foxing. There is typical wear to the slipcase.

Estimate: $800 - $950

Sold for: $600

Closed on 2/8/2017