[Isola Bella, Lac Maggiore.]Prospect der Insul Borromoea in Lago Maggiore [...]
C.P.S.C.M. [Leipzig, 1725]
Engraving with very large margins, platemark 300 x 430mm (11¾ x 17"). Text in French and German; foxing to margins only.
Isola Bella, one of the five 'Borromean Islands' in the Italian part of Lago Maggiore, and one of three owned by the Borromeo family, who developed it in the 16th century. Edith Wharton dedicated a chapter to it in 'Italian Villas and their Gardens' (1904) and the family continue to spend time there during the winter months. Plate from Austrian architect Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwurf einer historischen Architektur' ('Outline of Historical Architecture', first published 1721) , the first comparative architecture of all periods and nations.
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