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Author
[ALBUM OF VIEWS]
Title
Views in Europe.
Description
Large oblong 4to album of 38 engravings pasted on white leaves, beautifully coloured by hans and highlighted in 'gum arabic'. Bound in brown quarter-calf, with brown cloth boards, a red morocco label with title in gilt to upper board, inscribed: "These 'Views' with many others which are lost, were bought from Europe in the year 1852 by J. Wickham". Flat spine. decorated with small gilt fillets. Nineteenth century binding.
A VERY BEAUTIFUL ALBUM OF VIEWS OF EUROPE, MAINLY OF ITALY, COLLECTED BY A TRAVELER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Venezia, Ponte di Laguna.
2. Venezia, S. Marco.
3. Venezia, Il Molo.
4. Venezia, Piazza S. Marco.
5. Venezia, Canal Grande. Palazzo Ca'Doro.
6. Venezia, Palazzo Ca Foscari Canal Grande.
7. Venezia, Canal Grande.
8. Venezia, Ponte dei Sospiri.
9. [Torino] Veduta della Chiesa di S. Giovanni (Cattedrale).
10. Torino, Veduta di Piazza Castello.
11. Torino, Veduta del Ponte sulla Dora (Riparia.)
12. Italie, Turin. La Superga.
13. Al Duomo di Pisa.
14. Interno del Duomo di Pisa.
15. Veduta interna del Campo Santo di Pisa.
16. Schweizerhof a Luzerne.
17. Vue du Mettenberg & du mont Eiger dans la vallee de Grindelwald.
18. Luzerne vers le Righi.
19. A Brientz. Canton de Berne.
20-21.Genève (2 panoramas.)
22. Sommo Pontefice in Sedia Gestatoria.
23. Pamerier Segreto con il Flabello.
24. Cardinale in Mantelletta.
25. Generale degl' Osservanti.
26. Soldato Svizzero.
27. [not captioned] a male peasant in watercolour.
28. [not captioned] female in traditional costume in watercolour.
29. As above (browned.)
30. As above.

There are also 8 uncoloured views of Heidelberg.
Hand coloured plates
30
Binding/Size
M=4to
Category
Italy, Swiss, Travel/Scenery, Watercolours
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
1502