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Antique Print-MESSINA-SICILY-ITALY-Merigot-Boisgelin-1804
1804. Birds-eye View of the City and Port of Messina.' Messina is located at the North-East of Sicily, Italy. Scarse view. Aquatint etching on a vellin type paper. Description: This print originates from: 'Ancient and modern Malta: containing a description of the ports and cities of the islands of Malta and Goza.', by Louis de Boisgelin, published in London by G. & J. Robinson in 1804. The standard history of Malta up until that time. Scarse.Artists and Engravers: Author Pierre Marie Louis de Boisgelin de Kerdu, knight of Malta. Alias Caillot-Duval, a French writer living from 1758-1816. He became a knight of Malta in 1782. Plate by James A. Merigot (French, active 1772-1816). Condition: Fair. Age related toning and light staining. Original fold lines as issued. Paper separation, particularly at bottom fold lines, backed by identical paper. Paper loss in bottom margin, backed. Library stamp at top left. Storage location: C112-11 The overall size is ca. 10.2 x 7.7 inch. The image size is ca. 9.3 x 6.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 26 x 19.5 cm. The image size is ca. 23.5 x 16 cm.
Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector [Zeeland, Netherlands]
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