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15 Aquatint town-view of Marseille. / Virtual Rare Map Fair 163

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Description: GARNERAY, A.L.
Title: Vue de la ville et du port de Marseille. Prise de l'hotel de Ville.
Published in: Paris, Basset, c. 1830

Size: 12.9 x 18.1 inches.
32.7 x 46.0 cm.
Colouring:

In original colours.
Condition: Aquatint. Very good condition.


Aquatint town-view illustrating the harbor of Marseille. Published by Basset, a well-known publisher of "vue-optique" prints, established in rue S. Jacques in Paris.
Engraved by Ambroise Louis Garneray (19 February 1783 – 11 September 1857) was a French painter and writer. Garneray was born in Paris (on Rue Saint-Andre-des-arts, in the Latin Quarter) on 19 February 1783. At thirteen, he joined the Navy as a seaman, encouraged by his cousin, Beaulieu-Leloup. Garneray sailed from Rochefort to the Indian Ocean.
Garneray came to be employed by the duke of Angoulême, then Grand Admiral of France, and became his appointed painter in 1817. He was in fact the first Peintre de la Marine ("official painter of the Navy"). Between 1821 and 1830, he went in many harbours of France where he made numerous sketches which were used as a basis for engravings or fabrics.
  • Number: 1630360 (29043)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum







 
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