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BOISSEAU, J. - Description de lopulente et manifique ville de Venise.
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Description de lopulente et manifique ville de Venise. - BOISSEAU, J.
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Title : Description de lopulente et manifique ville de Venise..
Map maker : BOISSEAU, J..
Date : France, 1646.
Size : 10.8 x 27.3 inches. / 27.5 x 69.4 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :Extremely rare panoramic town-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.
Condition : A strong impression. Printed on two sheets of paper. Wide margins. Very good and dark impression.
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