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Lot 179: View of Pisa and Italian Map of Russia
22 October 2016
Knoxville , TN, USALive Auction
Description: One (1) panoramic view of Pisa, Italy, and one (1) Italian map of Eastern Russia. 1st item: "Pisaurum Vulgo Pezaro" engraved landscape print by Georg Hoefnagel, published by Pieter (Pierre) Mortier, Amsterdam, c. 1724-1725. Depicts two women, left foreground, before a panoramic view of the city of Pisa, Italy, the surrounding countryside, and the Adriatic Sea, middle and background. The river, sea, and other points of interest are labelled, including the "Neuilar Castello", right background. Housed in giltwood frame. Sight - 15-1/4" H x 19-1/8" L. Framed - 23-1/4" H x 27-1/2" L. 2nd item: "Moscovia Parte Orientale" engraved map by Vincenzo Maria Coronelli, published in Venice, 1690. Depicts the eastern part of Russia, extending to "Gran Tartaria", far right. Cities, towns, marked with small structures, forests, rivers, bodies of water, and other points and peoples of interest, identified or rendered. Elaborate title cartouche, top right, scale of miles, bottom right. Housed in giltwood frame. Sight - 23-3/4" H x 17-3/4" W. Framed - 31-3/4" H x 25-3/4" W. Provenance: the estate of Capt. L. Bush Cole, Nashville, Tennessee (formerly of Texas). (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)
Condition Report: 1st item: 1/4" toning spot, top middle left of sky portion. 1/4" toning spot, middle right before city entrance. Scuff marks visible in sky portion. Work glued down to board. 2nd item: Two 1/8" areas of damage to paper, lower left. Slight toning along paper crease, middle. 1/2" and 1" lines of toning, top middle. Scuffs on surface of paper. Work glued down to board.