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Auction 189, Lot 533

"Ripae Oppidum", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Riva Presso Chieri, Italy

Period: 1685 (circa)


Color: Black & White

22.5 x 17.9 inches
57.2 x 45.5 cm
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This superb bird's-eye view of the town of Riva Presso Chieri, just outside of Turin, was published in Blaeu's town book of Italy. Each building, garden and tree has been delicately engraved. Adorned with a ribbon-style title cartouche with the city's coat of arms.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. IV) #3590.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on a bright sheet with a wreath-style watermark, a tiny centerfold separation at top, and light toning along the centerfold at bottom and along the top edge of the sheet. Trimmed nearly to the neatline at top by the bookbinder.

Estimate: $160 - $190


Closed on 9/14/2022