Item #27447 Venice, 3 albumen photographs plus 3 photolithographic images. Colombo Coen, Venice.
Venice, 3 albumen photographs plus 3 photolithographic images.

Venice, 3 albumen photographs plus 3 photolithographic images.

Venice: Colombo Coen, c. 1870. Photographs. Colombo Coen was a prolific Jewish publisher based in Italy from the 1850s-70s. He was the author of a popular guide book "A Week in Venice: A Complete Guide-book to the City and Its Environs, (1869). "Paved with water, ...the Grand Canal is the finest street in Venice, and one of the finest in the world." Of the Piazza San Marco, he says "one of the finest squares in the world; not the largest ? for Trafalgar Square is larger ? or the most regular ? for it is crooked compared with the Place de la Concorde ? but it defies London and Paris to produce its equal." He culminates with "One Venice, one sun, and one Piazza San Marco. This is the boast of the Venetians..."

The Images are of St. Mark's Basilica, San Marco Square, Rialto Bridge, Grand Canal, gondolas.

Images approx. 7 x 5", laid down on decorative light green board, 10 1/4 x 8 1/2". Albumen photos dusty, slt fox spotting. Photo lithographic images dusty, with title,' Venezia' at top and in lower left corner, "Stab. Colombo Coen Porc Vecch No 139. 140" Otherwise very good condition. Item #27447

Price: $125.00

See all items in ART, PHOTOGRAPHY
See all items by ,