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Auction 189, Lot 399

"[Prospectus Civitatis Innerness - The Prospect of ye Town of Innerness]", Slezer, John

Subject: Inverness, Scotland

Period: 1693 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Scotiae

Color: Black & White

16.4 x 9.2 inches
41.7 x 23.4 cm
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This scarce view of Inverness was published in John Slezer's Theatrum Scotiae, an important record of Scottish towns, castles, and palaces in the 17th century. The collection contains some of the earliest surviving views for many of the locations depicted. The engraving of Inverness depicts Old High St. Stephen's, the castle, the River Ness, and the surrounding hills and countryside. In the foreground, there are farmers working and other figures taking the road into town. This example has been trimmed close to the neatline, excising the title, and mounted onto an archival matboard.


Condition: B+

A nice impression, trimmed close to the neatline, with faint stains and a printer's crease at bottom right.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/14/2022