1750 Chereau - Florence Ville d'Italie, capitale de Toscane...
Extremely rare and lovely mid-18th century town-view of Florence
Florence. Florence Ville d'Italie, capitale de Toscane. . .
Jacques Chereau, P. A. Aveline
Paris, c. 1750
49.5 x 64.5 cm (19.5 x 25.4 in)
Decorative and extremely rare town-view of Florence, with the Arno River and Tuscan countryside.
Includes a 4-line text in lower part. Published by Jacques Chéreau, (1688 - 1776). Engraved by Aveline and first published in 1692 by Crepy, here the rare Jacques Chereau re-issue, with a re-worked plate, of ca.1750. With à Paris chés Chéreau rue St. Jacques au Coq. and the plate number "75" in upper right margin.
The brothers Chéreau were one of the most prolific print publishers active in Paris. François Chéreau was born in 1680 in Blois; it is unknown when he settled in Paris. He was student of Gérard Audran and Pierre Drevet. In 1718 he acquired the stock of copperplates and prints of his tutor Gérard Audran. He was a very talented engraver. After his death in 1729 the copperplates were sold by his widow. His brother Jacques - le jeune - (1688-1776) was also engraver and publisher and worked for one year in England. He was well known as engraver of portraits.
Very good to mint condition.