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Portrait de la Maison Royale de Fontaine Belleau - FRANCINI, Alessandro - 1614. 
1614 - French, c.1614. Engraving, Sheet 560 x 470mm. Trimmed within plate, as issued, a few small repairs. A fine bird's-eye view of the royal palace of Fontainebleau, engraved by Michael Lasne after Alessandro Francini, with a 32-point key. Alessandro (d. 1648) and his older brother Tommaso (1571-1651), from Florence, were hydraulic engineers who work transformed French formal gardens with fountains and water-driven automata. Alexandre's engravings were instrumental in publicising the new styles.
[Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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