Item #308372 Altra Veduta delle Porte de L'Arsenale / Alter Prospectus Ianuarum Armamentarii / Autre Vue des Portes de L'Arsenal. Pieter VAN DER AA.

Altra Veduta delle Porte de L'Arsenale / Alter Prospectus Ianuarum Armamentarii / Autre Vue des Portes de L'Arsenal

Leiden: Johann Georg Graevius.

Map. Copper plate engraving. Image measures 10 1/2" x 13 1/2"

Finely engraved view of the entrance of the Arsenal in Venice. The Porta Magna is depicted on the left, with its many iconic sculptures surrounding the gates, including the winged lion at the top. This plate was published by Pieter van der Aa after a similar print by Luca Carlevaris, an Italian artist regarded as the "father of the Venetian vedute [view]", who popularized the genre with his set of etchings published in 1703. Van der Aa reproduced these images with minor alterations, and the engravings were widely published and distributed throughout the 18th century. In very good condition, with a slight crease near the original centerhold. Some closed tears and minor chipping at margins, not affecting the image. A small manuscript note in ink is pasted down in the lower right margin.

Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733) was a Dutch publisher, editor and bookseller based in Leiden, Netherlands. He started his own publishing and auction house at the age of 21 and went on to produce thousands of maps and prints. Van der Aa is credited to pioneering a separate artwork for the border. Please visit our gallery for more prints from this series.

Binding: Unbound

Price: $375.00

Item #308372

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