Nr. 1102: Potosi

Potosí with Cerro Rico

"Potosi". General view with Cerro Rico, The Silver Mountain. Etching with engraving by Carel Allard, "C. Allard ex. cum Pr. ord. Holl. et Westfries.", Amsterdam c. 1680/90. PM 22 x 28, sheet size 32 x 41,5 cm.

From Allard's rare suite "Orbis habitabilis oppida.." comprising exactly 100 plates. Our view bears the sign. "98" in the upper right corner. - Strong and even impression on Dutch laid paper (Watermark: foolscap) with wide uncut margins. A manuscript No. by an old hand in outer upper left margin,few imperfections in wide margins. Rare and sought after!
€ 600

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