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Venice,: Venduntur in vico Sancti Lucæ | apud eumdem Auctorem Venetiis, 1741. Venice,: Venduntur in vico Sancti Lucæ | apud eumdem Auctorem Venetiis,, 1741. Quos olim Michael Marieschi Venetus Pictor, et Architectus in Plerisque Tabulis Depinxit. Nunc uero ab ipsomet acurate delineante, incidente, tiispisque, mandante, iterum in sexdeum æreis tabulis in lucem æduntur. Venetiis MDCCXLI cum Excettmi. Senatus permissu ac privil. 1741. First edition, first state (before plate numbers), oblong folio (470 by 600mm), engraved allegorical title-page with elaborate rococo ornament and a portrait of the author signed "Anzolo Trivisan Deliniavi | Carlo Orsolini scupis.," 22 etched and engraved plates, all but one signed "Mich.l Marieschi Del.t et Inci.t," with crossbow watermark and "C. F." countermark, large paper copy with generous margins, 18th century full mottled calf, each cover decorated with a border of blind triple filets, spine in seven compartments decorated with gilt velouts, six raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece, all edges stained red (with discrete repairs to the head and tail of the spine). A fine, complete copy in the scarce first state of Marieschi's suite of 21 engraved views of Venice. Michele Marieschi's (1710-1743) began his artistic career as a set painter in the workshop of Francesco Tasso and spent much of the first half of his life living in Germany. However, by the early 1730's Marieschi had returned to his native city, Venice, and by 1735 had begun his career as a painter. He was emboldened by the success of his contemporaries, Canaletto and Gua … [Click Below for Full Description]
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