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Author
[ITALY]
Title
Naples et Pompéi. Souvenir de 1860.
Description
Un volume in-4 oblong ; percaline d’éditeur bleue, titre en lettres dorées au plat supérieur, tranches dorées.
19 planches parmi lesquelles 17 magnifiques gouaches napolitaines représentant des fresques de Pompéi (7) et des vues de Naples et ses environs (12). Beautifully illustrated and with fresh vibrant colouration. Marbled end papers, with original tissue guards for each plate. Spine showing signs of rubbing and wear, else in very good condition.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Pompei - Mosaisque (black dog on a lead).
2. Pompei - Peintures. (three ladies with three winged cherubs, one in a cage).
3. [Not captioned] Fresco of a decorative interior wall.
4. [Not captioned] Fresco of a wall above a mantlepiece.
5. [Not captioned] Small piece of a fresco.
6. [Not captioned] As above.
7. [Not captioned] As above.
8. Collina di Posillipo.
9. Napoli dal Campo.
10. Napoli da Mare (night scene).
11. [Not captioned] Night scene of Bay of Naples and of the volcano of Mount Versuvius erupting.
12. Sorrento.
13. Isola di Capri.
14. Isola d'Ishia.
15. Isola di Procida.
16. [Not captioned] Beautiful view of villas and shoreline of Bay of Naples.
17. [Not captioned] Beautiful view of one of the islands in the Bay of Naples.
18. Grotto Azzurra (night scene).
19. Grotto di Pozzuoli (?)
Hand coloured plates
19
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Category
Italy, Travel/Scenery
Value
$5,001-25,000
Stock ID
1509