Friday, December 28, 2007

Italy: Views, Maps, Ornament

Arader Galleries is pleased to present a very special collection of antique original maps, views, architectural studies and decorative ornament related to the history of Italy.

Italy has long been the birthplace of many important artistic and intellectual movements in European culture, beginning with the Etruscans and Romans, and later the Renaissance and Baroque movements. In the mid-18th to 19th centuries, a return to the Roman Classical style of art and architecture, Neoclassicism, became very popular. From the baroque illustrations of Raphael’s frescoes at the Vatican by Ottaviani, to the 18th century illustrations of Etruscan artifacts by Hamilton, the collection of Italian material in this catalog spans over several centuries.

Also featured are maps of all regions of Italy executed by Dutch and French cartographers in the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as the baroque Italian botanical engravings by Ferrari.

To request a copy of this recently published catalog, please call 415.788.5115. Many of these items are currently on view at our 435 Jackson St. location in San Francisco.

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