Auction 458 / Lot n° 188

[VENEZIA] - QUADRI, Antonio (1776-1849) - Il Canal Grande di Venezia descritto da Antonio Quadri. Venice: Tipografia di Commercio, 1831. A continuous panoramic view of the Grand Canal of Venice. The plates show both sides of the Canal, with captions detailing all of the main buildings depicted. The 47 plates were originally issued in 1828 as an accordion-folded panorama. Antonio Quadri was secretary to the Governor of Venice and wrote several books about Venice designed for visitors of his native city. Oblong folio (285 x 430mm). Half-title with fine engraving of the Rialto Bridge, map of Venice and 47 engraved numbered plates which form a large Panorama of the Grand Canal (small repair on title without loss, few marginal light spots). Editorial boards printed in black and backed in leather (corners bumped, some spotting).

Auction: 24 September 2019 at 15:00

Estimate € 500 - 800

Sold € 2,000