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Lot 237: [Venice] view of the City
20 October 2016
Padova, ItalyLive Auction
Desciption de lopulente et manifique ville de Venise, Paris, 1646.
Incisione su rame, 285x702 mm.
In lower right signed A Paris chez J.Boisseau en Isle du Palais.
Jean BOISSEAU(Attivo 1637-1658)
Very rare and stunning view of the Venice city and the neighboring islands (Murano, Burano, Torcello and Mazorbo). 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 (working 1637-1658) a French geographer, topographer, and genealogist who styled himself 'Enlumineur du Roy'.Pastoureau, Les Atlas Français, Boisseau 1..( ref.: 22359)Condizioni: Very good and dark impression.