Sale Du Grand Conseil De Venise.
Etching, 495 x 590mm. 19½ x 23¼". Centre fold as issued. Marginal chips, nicks and tears.
A large and impressive illustration of the meeting of the Maggior Consiglio, or Council, of the Republic of Venice. The Doge and his advisors at the upper centre of the composition. From 'Histoire du gouvernement de Venise', 2 vols., 1705 by Abraham Nicolas Amelot de la Houssaie. Numbered 'XLI' upper right, key text to left and right of title. Published by Pierre Mortier (1661 - 1711), book and map seller, playing-card maker and publisher in Amsterdam from 1685.
Provenance: from the collection of Rudolf Nureyev.
[Ref: 11989] £360.00