SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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Vedute dei principale monumenti di Venezia.

Venice: Praesso E. Testolini, [ca. 1870].
Venice: Praesso E. Testolini, [ca. 1870].

Oblong folio; original purple pebble-grain cloth, 'Venezia' embossed direct to upper board; lithographed title; marbled end papers. 12 hand coloured lithographed plates; EXTRA ILLUSTRATED WITH 2 hand coloured portraits. The plates in this volume show attractive views of famous Venetian landmarks, starting with St. Mark’s Square. Book plates of 'Georges Delaporte' & 'Giannalisa Feltrinelli' to front paste down. Coloured plates in order: 1. Lithograph title page. 2. Piazza S. Marco; detailed exterior view of S. Marco with crowds in the foreground. 3. S. Marco; exterior view, closer than the plate listed above. 4. Interior of S. Marco looking towards the dome. 5. Il Molo with canal in the foreground. 6. Riva Degli Schiavoni. Doges Palace, crowds and Gondolas. 7. The Grand Canal from the Campo Capital, showing the Chiesa della Salute in the background. 8. General view of the Grand Canal. 9. Ponte di Rialto. 10. The Grand Canal, Palazzo Casa Doro. Gondalas and craft on the canal. 11. Ponte dei Sospiri. Gondolas under the bridge. 12. L'Arsenale. 13. Ponte sulla Laguna with Venice in the background and steam train to the foreground. 14. Portatrice d'Acqua. 15. Portatore d'Acqua. 16. Gondole Vénitienne, Gondolas on the canal with customers.