Spanien - Portugal

Nr. 1060: Barcelonne Capital..

General view from the sea

"Barcelonne. Capital de Catalogne”. General view of the seafront. Up in the sky a still empty medaillon with laurel festoon. Below the view a key A-Z to the most important buildings of the City, marked by corresponding letters in the view. Engraving, printed from 4 different copper plates, by Adam Perelle. Published by Sebastian de Beaulieu in “Les Glorieuses Conquestes de Louis Le Grand”, Paris c. 1694. Outer platemark c. 46 x 55, sheet c. 63 x 84 cm.

Pastoureau, Beaulieu XV, T.I pl. 86. An early copy of the impressive version with the enlarged sky, the festoon still with laurel- instead of the later oak-leaves respectively the putti decoration. – Strong, clear and even impression! Wide margin with the original gilt edge. In right margin: Top, sign. “27” from an old hand - bottom, a small collector’s stamp; both signatures outside platemark. Fine copy in impeccable condition!
€ 1.600

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