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Canaletto [Canal, Antonio]
PROSPECTUS MAGNI CANALIS VENETIARUM [PART 1 OF URBIS VENETIARUM PROSPECTUS CELEBRIORES]... OMNIA SUNT EXPRESSA EX TABULIS XIV PICTIS AB ANTONIO CANALE, IN AEDIBUS JOSEPHI SMITH ANGLI, DELINEANTE ATQUE INCIDENTE ANTONIO VISENTINI. [VENICE], 1735
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 GBP
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Canaletto [Canal, Antonio]
PROSPECTUS MAGNI CANALIS VENETIARUM [PART 1 OF URBIS VENETIARUM PROSPECTUS CELEBRIORES]... OMNIA SUNT EXPRESSA EX TABULIS XIV PICTIS AB ANTONIO CANALE, IN AEDIBUS JOSEPHI SMITH ANGLI, DELINEANTE ATQUE INCIDENTE ANTONIO VISENTINI. [VENICE], 1735
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Including the Library of Colin and Joan Deacon

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Canaletto [Canal, Antonio]
PROSPECTUS MAGNI CANALIS VENETIARUM [PART 1 OF URBIS VENETIARUM PROSPECTUS CELEBRIORES]... OMNIA SUNT EXPRESSA EX TABULIS XIV PICTIS AB ANTONIO CANALE, IN AEDIBUS JOSEPHI SMITH ANGLI, DELINEANTE ATQUE INCIDENTE ANTONIO VISENTINI. [VENICE], 1735
Folio (367 x 516mm.), engraved title, portrait (of Canaletto and Visentini) and 14 plates (numbered 1-XIV) by Visentini after Caneletto, contemporary vellum with gilt arms on covers of Joseph Smith, binding somewhat rubbed and soiled, lower cover also with some staining and minor worming
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Provenance

Joseph Smith, British Consul at Venice, bookplate, and arms on covers

Literature

cf. Berlin Kat. 2695

Catalogue Note

A HIGHLY IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY WITH THE BOOKPLATE AND ARMS OF CONSUL JOSEPH SMITH. Joseph Smith (1673/4?-1770), book collector and patron of the arts, first went to Venice in 1700 as a junior partner in the merchant banking house of Thomas Williams. At some time in the 1720s he began his association with Canaletto and from about 1729 until 1735, Smith controlled his whole output, both buying pictures for himself and commissioning works for other English patrons. He was appointed British consul in Venice in 1744.

This is the first part of Urbis Venetiarum prospectus celebriores, which was illustrated with engravings by Visentini of Canaletto paintings in the collection of Joseph Smith.

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