A very decorative and extremely rare town-view of La Rochelle


Description: AVELINE, P.A.
Title: La Ville de la Rochelle, Capitale du pays d'Aunis. . .
Published in: Paris, ca.1792

Size: 7.3 x 12.2 inches.
18.5 x 31.0 cm.

Condition: Good and dark impression, laid down on paper. Paper slightly browned.
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A very decorative and extremely raretown-viewof La Rochelle, including a numbered key (1-12) in lower part. Engraved by Pierre-Alexandre Aveline. With "fait par Aveline avec Privilege du Roy" in lower margin.

Pierre Aveline (Paris, c.1656 - 23 May 1722), was an engraver, print-publisher and print-seller. He probably trained with Adam Pérelle and, like him, specialized in topographical representations. He engraved in suites many views of Paris and of provincial, European and African cities, mixing etching and burin.
In 1685 he obtained a royal license for ten years, authorizing him to reproduce 'le profil des maisons royales'. Among the 412 items that comprise his |x|uvre, there are only two portraits and two prints of historical subjects.
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