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Publisher: SANDRART, J.
Title: Kurtze Beschreibung von dem Ursprung, Aufnehmen, Gebiete und Regierung der Weltberühmten Republick Venedig.
Published in: Nuremberg, 1686
Size: 5.2 x 3.2 inches.
13.2 x 8.2 cm.

Condition: Missing Frontpiece, Map #29 – Circiola Insula and Fort View # 178 - Padova. Missing three leaves or 6 pages (25, 26), (177, 178) & (136). The missing pages have been replaced with to size facsimiles. Several text pages, maps and scenes with the same page numbers. 2 leaves bound in the wrong place, 2 maps, #106 & #184 are upside down and one page numbered incorrectly - (Page 204 is numbered as 240). Three maps and views repaired in the folds and margins with Japan paper. Three minor tears on text pages repaired. Half of one folding view, page 41, missing. Two text leaves, one view and one print are loose but in place. Also replaced facsimile pages are loose. Old handwriting on front and back pastedowns and fly papers. (Names of past owners of book from 1841 & 1848). Handwriting on Title Page. Rest of pages, maps and views are clean and in good condition. The pages are age toned and most have rounded corners and some have chips in the margins. Hinges and joints are fragile but are still attached. Sold as a collection of plates. s.w.a.f.
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Short description of the origin, recording and government areas of the world famous “Venice Republick”. The first and only edition of this rare work. The copper engravings include 47 maps and views of former Venetian towns and islands in Italy, Dalmatia, Greece and Turkey. The maps, although small are detailed with ships, detailed towns and cities, mountains and forests, rivers lakes and some cartouches.

DESCRIPTION - The small book is 130 x 80 x 30 mm. and has a brown calf cover with three ribs and gilding but it has heavy rubbing and chipping of leather along edges and corners. The front and back covers have cracked and have been repaired. The last page is # 236 but there are 12 extra maps & views with similar pages (for a total of 248 pages). Includes 47 of a reported 51 maps, plans and plates including 24 maps (8 folding), 17 views (4 folding), 4 fortifications and 2 prints (1 folding). The most important map of “Cyprus Insula” is present and in very good condition. The miniature non-folding maps and views are 125 mm. x 75 mm. while the largest fold out map is 190 mm. x 110 mm.

Jacob von Sandrart (1630 - 1708) was a German engraver and publisher, primarily active in Nuremberg. Sandrart obtained his artistic training from his better-known uncle Joachim von Sandrart in Amsterdam. Sandrart was a very prolific artist producing over 400 engravings. He was best known as a portraitist of prominent contemporary citizens of Nuremberg, as an engraver of maps, and as an illustrator of the literary works of Nuremberg writers.

The Republic of Venice was a state originating from the city of Venice in Northeastern Italy. It existed for over a millennium, from the late 7th century until 1797. Despite its long history of war and conquest, the Republic's modern reputation is chiefly based on its status as an Economic and trading power.

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