Drawings, Watercolours, Prints and Maps | 31 January 2013
Molini (Giuseppe) - Pianta della Citta di Firenze,
Sold for £180
Pianta della Citta di Firenze,
after the 18th century plan by Ferdinando Ruggieri, with north oriented to the bottom, title cartouche upper left, the Florentine lily in an oval cartouche upper right, large vignette view lower left containing the reclining allegorical figure of the Arno with Marzocco, the lion of Florence, engraved plan, 510 x 680mm., a few short splits on cross-folds, otherwise a crisp sheet, an early library or collector's inkstamp of oak and olive wreath containing monogram 'JCS' surmounted by coronet [not in Lugt] on front pastedown and on plan sheet verso, owner's ink inscription of initials H.W.T., dated 1823, on front pastedown and faint inkstamp H.W. Terry also on sheet verso, folding into contemporary marbled boards, 8vo, Florence, c.1820.
⁂ Relatively scarce, this highly detailed and attractive plan is generally dated 1847, but an edition issued by Molini Landi e Co is dated 1808. This copy carries the name of Molini alone but must pre-date the early owner's inscription.
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