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289 PTOLEMY,C ./ TRECHSEL, G. Tabula nova Italiae. Vienna, 1525 -1541. In attractive strong period correct colours. Paper very little age-toned as usual. Good margins. Size of paper 41x55cm. 270 x 337 mm.
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¤ Wood block printed map and one of earliest printed representation of Italy prepared Martin Waldseemüller.

Based on the slightly larger map from 1513 published in "Ptolemy's Geographia". The atlas was reprinted in 1520, 1522, 1525, 1535 and 1541.
This wood block was cut in 1525 for the publisher J.Grünninger. This being the variant of 1541, now without the banner title, but title in letter type and blank verso.




290 DEPOSITO GENERALE DELLA GUERRA. Carta delle stazioni militari, navigazione e poste del Regno d'Italia. 1808. Limites en col. d'époque. Carte en 4 feuilles non jointes. Dimensions pour chaque feuille : 47,5 x 63,5 cm. Rousseurs éparses principalement dans les marges. 475 x 635 mm.
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¤ Carta delle stazioni militari, navigazione e poste del Regno d'Italia eseguita nel deposito generale della guerra per ordine del Ministro della Guerra nell'anno 1808 Coll'aggiunta delle poste e delle stazioni militari conducenti agli stati limitrofi secondo cio' che per lo passato si e' praticato dalle armate o che presentemente e' stabilito. Grande carte de l'époque napoléonniene représentant les routes des Postes, les voies navigables et les places fortes de l'Italie septentrinonale et centrale. En cartons : Cartes de l'Italie et de la Dalmatie.




Régions Italie


291 JANSSONIUS, J. Mantua ducatus. Amsterdam, after 1630. In original o/l colours. Dark impression. Paper very slightly browned. Good condition. 350 x 468 mm.
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¤ Centered on the town of Mantua. Oval title cartouche with guirlandes and coat-of-arms below. Scale cartouche with animal's head.

No text on verso. From a French composite atlas.
Read more about Dutch - French ties.[+] V.d. Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, 7130:1.1.




292 MERCATOR, G. / HONDIUS, J. Lombardiae Alpestris Pars Occidentalis cum Valesia. Amsterdam, 1630. In original colours. A good and strong impression. Paper slightly browned, as usual. Altogether in very good condition. No text on verso. 380 x 452 mm.
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¤ Very fine map centered on northern Italy.
Mercator was born in Rupelmonde in Flanders and studied in Louvain under Gemma Frisius, Dutch writer, astronomer and mathematician. The excellence of his work brought him the patronage of Charles V, but in spite of his favor with the Emperor he was caught up in the persecution of Lutheran protestants and charged with heresy, fortunately without serious consequences. No doubt the fear of further persecution influenced his move in 1552 to Duisburg, where he continued the production of maps, globes and instruments.
Mercator's sons and grandsons, were all cartographers and made their contributions in various ways to his atlas. Rumold, in particular, was responsible for the complete edition in 1595. The map plates were bought in 1604 by Jodocus Hondius who, with his sons, Jodocus II and Henricus, published enlarged editions which dominated the map market for the following twenty to thirty years.

No text on verso. From a French composite atlas.
Read more about Dutch - French ties.[+] V.d. Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, 7011:1.




293 JANSSONIUS, J. Territorium Tridentinum. Amsterdam, after 1633. In original o/l colours. In good condition. Dark impression. 374 x 485 mm.
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¤ Detailed map centered on Trento. Showing the Dolomites mountains, northern tip of Lake Garda, Bolzano, etc.

No text on verso. From a French composite atlas. V.d. Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, 2790:1.1.




294 BLAEU, W. Mediolanum Ducatus. Amsterdam, 1635. In original colours. Paper washed, colours freshed-up. Good and dark impression. Good condition. 374 x 484 mm.
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¤ Very fine map centred on Milan Including Lake Como, Lake Garda, Lake Majore, Parma, etc.




295 BLAEU, W. Montisferrati Ducatus. Amsterdam, 1635. In attractive strong original colours. Paper slightly age-toned. Dark impression, printed on heavy paper. 368 x 475 mm.
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¤ Very fine map covering the source of the river Po, north of Milan, including town of Turin. Large dedicational cartouche to Jacob Backer. - V.d.Krogt/Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, 2:101.1




296 BLAEU, W. Dominio Veneto nell' Italia. Amsterdam, 1638. In attractive strong original colours. Near to mint condition. Printed on heavy paper. Very good and dark impression. French text on verso. 380 x 497 mm.
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¤ With the Gulf of Venice. Including the towns of Cremona, Brescia, Venice, etc.

As Willem Blaeu died in 1638 most of his maps are actually published by his son Joan. This maps carries his (engraved) signature and was actually published in volume II of a French edition of his "Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas", dated 1638, therefore published the last year of his life.
From early on Willem Jansz. Blaeu aimed of publishing an atlas to compete with the Hondius-Jansson Atlas. By 1630, he had published at least 17 folio size maps. Blaeu was able to realize his plan soon after he had acquired the copper plates of the atlas maps by Jodocus Hondius. The "Appendix followed in 1630.
In 1635 he finally realized a "international edition" of a world atlas, the "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum".
This example is from a very rare 1638 French text edition, which has the same copperplates as the 1635 edition, however the text on the verso was reset in two text columns. This edition is the last version the great master printed under his patronage. Koeman/V.d.Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol.2, 112.2




297 BLAEU, W. Regno di Napoli. Amsterdam, 1638. In attractive strong original colours. Some light marginal staining. Old repair of split lower part center fold, 2cm. into engraved area. Very good condition. Printed on heavy paper. Very good and dark impression. French text on verso. 380 x 495 mm.
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¤ To the left and right 12 coats of arms of different regions.

As Willem Blaeu died in 1638 most of his maps are actually published by his son Joan. This maps carries his (engraved) signature and was actually published in volume II of a French edition of his "Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas", dated 1638, therefore published the last year of his life.
From early on Willem Jansz. Blaeu aimed of publishing an atlas to compete with the Hondius-Jansson Atlas. By 1630, he had published at least 17 folio size maps. Blaeu was able to realize his plan soon after he had acquired the copper plates of the atlas maps by Jodocus Hondius. The "Appendix followed in 1630.
In 1635 he finally realized a "international edition" of a world atlas, the "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum".
This example is from a very rare 1638 French text edition, which has the same copperplates as the 1635 edition, however the text on the verso was reset in two text columns. This edition is the last version the great master printed under his patronage. - Koeman/V.d.Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol.2, 112.2.




298 BLAEU, W. Serenissimae Reipublicae Genuensis Ducatus et Dominii.. Amsterdam, 1638. In attractive strong original colours. Very good condition. Printed on heavy paper. Very good and dark impression. French text on verso. 368 x 487 mm.
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¤ Includes the coast of the Riviera from Nice to La Spezia. A most decorative map with impressive cartouche and extensive shipping. Engraved by Dirk Gryp.

As Willem Blaeu died in 1638 most of his maps are actually published by his son Joan. This maps carries his (engraved) signature and was actually published in volume II of a French edition of his "Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas", dated 1638, therefore published the last year of his life.
From early on Willem Jansz. Blaeu aimed of publishing an atlas to compete with the Hondius-Jansson Atlas. By 1630, he had published at least 17 folio size maps. Blaeu was able to realize his plan soon after he had acquired the copper plates of the atlas maps by Jodocus Hondius. The "Appendix followed in 1630.
In 1635 he finally realized a "international edition" of a world atlas, the "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum".
This example is from a very rare 1638 French text edition, which has the same copperplates as the 1635 edition, however the text on the verso was reset in two text columns. This edition is the last version the great master printed under his patronage. ¤ Koeman/V.d.Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol.2, 112.2




299 BLAEU, W. Stato della Chiesa con la Toscana. Amsterdam, 1638. In attractive strong original colours. Repair of a tear in lower part centerfold, 3cm. into engraved area. Very good condition. Printed on heavy paper. Very good and dark impression. French text on verso. 381 x 500 mm.
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¤ Standard map of Tuscany and central Italy with Rome.

As Willem Blaeu died in 1638 most of his maps are actually published by his son Joan. This maps carries his (engraved) signature and was actually published in volume II of a French edition of his "Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas", dated 1638, therefore published the last year of his life.
From early on Willem Jansz. Blaeu aimed of publishing an atlas to compete with the Hondius-Jansson Atlas. By 1630, he had published at least 17 folio size maps. Blaeu was able to realize his plan soon after he had acquired the copper plates of the atlas maps by Jodocus Hondius. The "Appendix followed in 1630.
In 1635 he finally realized a "international edition" of a world atlas, the "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum".
This example is from a very rare 1638 French text edition, which has the same copperplates as the 1635 edition, however the text on the verso was reset in two text columns. This edition is the last version the great master printed under his patronage. - Koeman/V.d.Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol.2, 112.2.




300 JANSSONIUS, J. Dominio Fiorentino. Amsterdam, after 1644. In original o/l colours. Good condition. No text on verso. 383 x 490 mm.
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¤ Map of Florentine, centered on Florence. Sienna, Empoli, S. Miniato, Perugia, Luca, Pisa, Arezzo, and Cortona. Further north the cities of Cesena, Forli and Bertimoro are located. Title cartouche with King.

No text on verso. From a French composite atlas. V.d. Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, 7200:1C.2.




301 SANSON, N. / MARIETTE, P. Royaume de Naples.. Paris, 1648. Limites en col. ancien. - Good and dark impression. Left and right hand border cut into scale border. 410 x 584 mm.
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¤ Fine map of southern part of Italy. This edition carries the date 1648, engraved by AB. De la plaets. With manuscript number in upper right corner. Nicolas Sanson was to bring about the rise of French cartography, although the fierce competition of the Dutch would last until the end of the century. His success was partly owing to the partnership with the publisher Pierre Mariette. In 1644 the latter had purchased the business of Melchior Tavernier, and helped Sanson with financial support in producing the maps. In 1657 Pierre Marriette died, however his son, also named Pierre, co-published "Les Cartes Générales de toutes les parties du Monde." the following year. It was the first folio French produced world atlas.




302 BLAEU, G. Riviera di Genova di Levante. Amsterdam, 1650. Coloured. Slight age toning in margins, not affecting the engraved area. A few small wormholes in left and right hand part of map, underlaid. 388 x 493 mm.
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¤ Detailed map of the Gulf of Genoa, including the towns of Genoa and La Spezia. Genoa was the birth place of Christopher Columbus.




303 DU VAL, P. Le Piemont et le Monferrant avec que les Passage de France en Italie par Les Alpes . . . Paris, 1667. In original o/l colours. Very light water stain in upper part of the map with very light foxing of paper. Good and dark impression. 438 x 389 mm.
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¤ Detailed map of the provinces Piedmont and Montferrat in Italy. Centered on Turin.




304 DU VAL, P. La Sicile, avec les anciens noms de presque toutes ses Places, Rivières, Chateaux &c. et diverses observations nouvelles . . . Paris, 1676. In original o/l colours. Good and dark impression. 360 x 460 mm.
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¤ Uncommon map of Sicily with fine title cartouche lower right . Original date of 1675 now altered to 1676. Duval II D. See also Dufour-La Gumina 135 for an earlier state dated 1672.




305 NOLIN, J-B. Les vallées de Piemont. . . Paris, 1690. In original o/l colours. Good condition. Copper engraved map with letter press. 300 x 245 mm.
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¤ Rare and detailled map of Piemont.




306 JAILLOT, H. / MORTIER, P. Les montagnes des Alpes ou sont remarques. . . Amsterdam, 1692. In original o/l colours. Printed on heavy, somewhat browned paper. Some minor marginal spotting. Else a good dark impression. 540 x 865 mm.
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¤ Fine map of Montagne des Alpes with a decorative title and scale cartouche.
Alexis-Hubert Jaillot (1632-1712), was a French cartographer. He joined the Sanson heirs and redrew Nicolas Sanson's maps on a larger scale. 'Atlas Nouveau' (1674), sea-atlas ' Le Neptune François' (1693).
This plate is from the newly engraved Dutch counterfeited edition of the ' Atlas Nouveau', published by Pieter Mortier in Amsterdam.




307 CORONELLI, V.M. Il Monferrato. . . Venice, ca. 1696. Uncoloured. Two sheets joined. Very good condition. Printed on heavy paper. Dark impression. 870 x 595 mm.
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¤ A beautiful and flamboyantly engraved large-scale map of Monferrato including the towns of Turin, Casale, Alessandria, Ovada, etc.
The map is the product of the late 17th century Venetian cartographer, Vincenzo Coronelli.
A decorative title cartouche appears bottom right.
The remarkable Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), encyclopaedist, geographer, inventor and Doctor of Theology, was citizen of the Republic of Venice.
He was also one of the most prominent mapmakers and publishers in Europe of his day.




308 CORONELLI, V.M. Stato di Milano parte occidentale. . . Venice, ca. 1696. Uncoloured. Very good condition. A few very small brown spots on recto and verso of map. 600 x 455 mm.
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¤ Fine map of the region centered Lago Majore, Como and Lake Como. On the verso a town plan of Como (260x452mm.)
The remarkable Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), encyclopaedist, geographer, inventor and Doctor of Theology, was citizen of the Republic of Venice.
He was also one of the most prominent mapmakers and publishers in Europe of his day.




309 CORONELLI, V.M. Il Ducato di mantova nella Lombardia. . . Venice, 1698. Very good condition. Printed on heavy paper. A few small brown spots in upper margin. 456 x 595 mm.
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¤ A beautiful and flamboyantly engraved large-scale map of Mantova region in Lombardia.
On verso letter press with a view of Lake Garda "Isole del Lago di Garda" (210x267mm).
The map is the product of the late 17th century Venetian cartographer, Vincenzo Coronelli.
The remarkable Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), encyclopaedist, geographer, inventor and Doctor of Theology, was citizen of the Republic of Venice.
He was also one of the most prominent mapmakers and publishers in Europe of his day.






310 J.E.L. Neue karte von den Franzosischen kriegs Schauplatze in ober and Mittel Italien, . . . Leipzig, 1797. In original o/l colours. Good condition. 305 x 410 mm.
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¤ Scarce map of northern part of Italy, with Austra showing campaigns of 1797 in the French Revolutionary Wars. The map indicated the different battle places with dates in Italy.
In lower right a lettered key to the battles in Northern Italy, Mantua, 2 february 1797 among many others.
Lower right signature "J.E.L.".




311 CHANLAIRE, P.G. Département de Montenotte Divisé en 4 arrondissemens et en 30 cantons. Paris, 1790-1811. Limites en col. ancien. Petites déchirures dans la partie supérieure de la carte. 520 x 615 mm.
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¤ Publié dans l'"Atlas National de France" chez Chanlaire. Gravé par P.A.F. Tardieu. Représente le département de Montenotte, nommé ainsi en référence à la victoire de Montenotte remportée par Bonaparte en 1796. Il fut sous administration française entre 1805 et 1814. Rare.




312 CHANLAIRE, P.G. Département des Apennins Divisé en 3 Arrondissemens et en 18 cantons. Paris, 1790-1811. Limites en col. ancien. Petites déchirures dans la partie supérieure de la carte. 490 x 610 mm.
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¤ Publié dans l'"Atlas National de France" chez Chanlaire. Gravé par P.A.F. Tardieu. Représente le département des Apennins qui fut sous administration française entre 1805 et 1814. Rare.




Sardaigne


313 DÉPÔT DE LA MARINE. Carte du bassin compris entre la Sardaigne, l'Italie, et la Sicile. . . N° 021. Paris, 1864-1881. Limites en col. d'époque. Marges un peu courtes. Papier légèrement bruni. Bonne condition générale. Phares coloriés en jaune. - Relatively short margins. Paper slightly toned. Lighthouses painted in yellow. Overall good condition. 610 x 900 mm.
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¤ Carte marine détaillée du Bassin compris entre la Sardaigne, l'Italie et la Sicile. Titre complet: "Carte du bassin compris entre la Sardaigne, l'Italie et la Sicile publiée par ordre de l'Empereur sous le ministère de son Excellence Mr. Le comte de Chasseloup-Laubat, Sénateur, Secrétaire d'Etat au Dépôt des Cartes et des Plans de la Marine en 1863". Corrigé en 1881.




villes Italie


314 BRAUN, G./ HOGENBERG, F. Venetia. (Venice) Cologne, 1590. In attractive original colours. In very good condition. A good and dark impression. With contemp. marginal annotations in brown ink. 335 x 485 mm.
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¤ Precise, beautiful bird's-eye view of Venice, clearly depicting the city's architectural landmark. The surrounding lagoon is animated with a great variety of sailing vessels. At bottom center is a procession of the doge and dignitaries. The vignette is flanked on both sides by 153 entries listing palaces, churches, offices, etc.
The print has contemp. manuscript annotation in French. The recto giving additional info on Venice, on verso about Genua and Florence.

From the greatest publication in this genre!. The Civitates was compiled and written by George Braun, Canon of Cologne Cathedral. Braun gathered together vast amounts of information and draft plans to produce over 500 city views/maps published in six parts between 1572 and 1617.
Most of these engravings were made by Simon Novellanus and Frans Hogenberg, many after drawings by Joris Hoefnagel. Goss pl.55.




315 BOISSEAU, J. Desciption de lopulente et manifique ville de Venise. Paris, 1646. Uncoloured. A strong impression. Printed on two sheets of paper. Wide margins. Small brown spot in middle. Repair of a small marginal tear, not affecting engraved area. Very good and dark impression. 275 x 694 mm.
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¤ Extremely rare panoramic view of Venice and neighboring islands (Murano, Burano, Torcello and Mazorbo), clearly depicting the city's architectural landmark. The surrounding lagoon is animated with a great variety of sailing vessels.
Exceptional bright, sharp example.
The print is skillful copy of the print of Matthieu Merian, now with an extended title in top.
Published by Jean Boisseau (fl.1637-1658) a French geographer, topographer, and genealogist who styled himself 'Enlumineur du Roy'.
In lower right signed A Paris chez J.Boisseau en Isle du Palais.
From Théâtre des Citez, one of the rarest French collections of views. The master engraver H.Picart was appointed to engrave the plates in 1641 in 1648 he engraved a total of 28 views of France and 28 of other European and Asian cities. It was until 1648 that the available plates were sold on an individual base. Pastoureau has found only one complete copy of the book in a private collection. Pastoureau, Les Atlas Français, Boisseau 1.




316 JAILLOT, H. Venise. 1700 Paris, 1699. Uncoloured. A strong impression. Printed on four sheets of paper. Good margins. Paper very slightly age toned but generally very good for a separate publication. Very good and dark impression. 545 x 1060 mm.
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¤ Only recorded broad sheet panoramic town-view of Venice with underneath in letter press a description of the town's history. The foreground is animated with a great variety of sailing vessels.
The view measures more than 1 meters. The foreground is animated with a great variety of sailing vessels. The printers' address is dated 1699 but the tile has the date 1700. Most likely Jaillot published the view to celebrate the turn of the century !. We are not able to find any reference to this spectacular print.




317 BLAEU, J./ MORTIER, P./ ALBERTS, R. Mediolanum. Milano. Amsterdam, 1705. Coloured. A nice and attractive impression, very attractive colours. 415 x 520 mm.
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¤ A beautifully engraved and richly decorated plan of Milan. With a key (1-256) in left and right referring to the principal places of interest in the town. Joan Blaeu published during his life three town-books of Italy; Citta del Vaticano, Rome and Napoli. By the year 1672 a fire largely destroyed the main Blaeu workshop, and much of the prepared material. However, work on the town-book continued, and in 1682 the completed work was published in Amsterdam by the heirs of Joan Blaeu. The town-book was a great success and reissued several times by different publishers in Amsterdam, as late as 1726. Pierre Mortier re-issued all the Blaeu plates in the years 1704/05 in an atlas comprising four volumes. Now with the imprint of "A Amsterdam Par Pierre Mortier."




318 BLAEU,J./ MORTIER,P. La Place de Saint Marc a Venise. Amsterdam, 1705. Coloured A nice and attractive impression. Paper slightly age-toned. Wide margins. 260 x 420 mm.
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¤ A very attractive view of the place St Marc. Joan Blaeu published during his life three town-books of Italy; Citta del Vaticano, Rome and Napoli. By the year 1672 a fire largely destroyed the main Blaeu workshop, and much of the prepared material. However, work on the town-book continued, and in 1682 the completed work was published in Amsterdam by the heirs of Joan Blaeu. The town-book was a great success and reissued several times by different publishers in Amsterdam, as late as 1726. Pierre Mortier re-issued all the Blaeu plates in the years 1704/05 in an atlas comprising four volumes. The plates are now signed "A Amsterdam chez Pierre Mortier".




319 SCOLARI, S. Venetia. Verona, c.1729. Uncoloured. Very good and dark impression. Margins cut to neat line, as usual. Paper on verso a little bit smudged but in general very good condition. 386 x 526 mm.
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¤ First issue of this spectacular town-plan of Venice published engraved by Stefano Scolari, after the Bernardo Salvioni (1597) plan of Venice. This gorgeous bird’s-eye view of Venice gives a taste of how this city existed during the seventeenth century. Buildings are shown as well as several traveling vessels including gondolas and ships. Other topographical features as also featured.

An index found at the bottom half of the item shows numbers and names landmarks and other places of interest. As well, two insets below the plan show "La Plazza di S. Marco" and "Il Novo Ponte di Rialto", both rendered with stunning accuracy.

Stefano Scolari (1598-1650) was a little-known publisher who was known for his cartographic work, done primarily after Dutch originals. He worked primarily in Venice.

A unique opportunity to acquire a fine example from an town view from the Lafreri school. [+] J. Schulz, "The Printed plans and panoramic views of Venice (1486-1797).




320 CHEREAU, J. / AVELINE, P.A. Venise / Ville capitale de la Re´publique de me^me nom en Italie. Paris, ca.1760. A larger paper copy (495x645mm.) in very good to mint condition. 340 x 515 mm.
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¤ A very decorative and extremely rare town-view of Venice, including a numbered legend in lower part. Published by Jacques Chereau, (1688 - 1776). Engraved by Pierre-Alexandre Aveline and first published in 1692 by Crepy, here the rare Jacques Chereau re-issue, with a re-worked plate, of ca.1750. With " fait par Aveline avec privile´ge du Roy" and plate number "73" added in upper right margin.

The brothers Chéreau, where one of the most prolific print publishers active in Paris at "rue st.Jacques au Grand St.Remy". François Chéreau was born in 1680 in Blois, it is unknown when he settled in Paris. He was student of Gérard Audran and Pierre Drevet. In 1718 he acquired the stock of copperplates and prints of his tutor Gérard Audran. He was a very talented engraver. After his death in 1729 the copperplates were sold by his widow. His brother Jacques (le jeune) (1688-1776) was also engravers and publisher and worked for one year in England. He was well known as engraver of portraits.




321 GEOGRAPHISCHEN INSTITUTS WEIMAR Plan von Venedig. Weimar, 1807. Coloured. In excellent condition. Strong and dark impression. Engraved on fine pale blue-grey paper.
Top and bottom margins extended. 241 x 225 mm.
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¤ An uncommon and finely rendered plan of Venice. The work is highly detailed and provides a 133 point legend identifying the town's key sites and places of import.




322 VIERO, T. Nuova Pianta Iconografica.. Venezia. . . Venice, 1818. In original o/l colours. A good and dark impression. Some very minor discolouration. 470 x 540 mm.
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¤ Precise bird's-eye view of Venice, clearly depicting the city's architectural landmark. At bottom center a extensive key to listing palaces, churches, offices, etc. Decorativetitle cartouche. Theodor Viero was a mapseller active in Venice and Merceria.




323 SEIFFERT, W. Pianta di Venezia deseg : ed inc : da Guglielmo Seiffert 1859 Germany, 1859. Printed in black on cotton. Dimensions: 732 by 610mm. 732 x 610 mm.
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¤ Striking map of Venice, published in 1859 by Willem Seiffert. Evidently aimed at the tourist market among Germans travelling south to Venice.
The upper and lower borders contain finely observed vignette views - the upper border is a general view from the Grande Canale with the Venetian state barge in the foreground.
The lower border includes views of the 'Ponte di Rialto', 'Basilica di S. Marco' and 'L'Arsenale'. Within the map are detailed keys to the principal buildings of the city, including churches and theatres, but also buildings of the civil and military authorities.





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