Stefano della Bella
Medium: Twelve etchings on laid paper
Dimensions: Each approximately 114 x 252 mm. 4 1/2 x 9 7/8 in.
Reference: De Vesme 757-768, second state of two, with the addition of numbers in the lower right; David Tunick, Inc., Old Master and Modern Prints, Cat. no. 12, #40
Annotation: Noted in the plate "Israel excudit cum privilegio Regis" lower right each etching
Watermark: A crown atop a shield with fleur-de-lis and stripes, encircled, featured on eight of the twelve etchings
Provenance: An unidentified collector’s mark on the recto of the frontispiece (similar to J.N.E. Graf Harrach, Lugt 1282); John Evelyn (1620-1706, England); Christie’s, New York; 1977 to David Tunick, Inc.
Impression: Extremely fine with many nuances to tone of each
Condition: Excellent, no margins; a small tear on the verso of the frontispiece which does not go through to the recto of the page; some extremely minor foxing scattered throughout a few of the prints