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The very rare card showing Genoa as king Jack of the Kingdom of “Genoa and Corse”. It provides some essential geographical information on the city.
Published by Nicholas De Poilly in Paris in 1763. A collector’s items.
From a pack of playing cards where the value of each card is indicated by the number of towns on it, and each suit by the colour. The court cards, bearing heads of kings, queens and knaves, have statistical details inside a panel of hanging drapery. Cfr. British Museum 1906,0723.36.1-51
Impressive Federico Caminati large tinted lithograph view of Genoa with the new molo Duca Galliera in the foreground published in 1890 at Piazzetta Maggi nr. 62.
At top coat of arm of the city below the title the dedication to:
“alla nob.sa m.sa Brignole Sale duc.sa di Galliera v.va De Ferrari quale memoria rimarrà eterna in ogni cuore cittadino per il compianto Duca che con spontanea e rara beneficenza elargiva venti milioni per l’ampliamento del Porto che ne verrà il nuovo risorgimento commerciale Ligure Genovese”.
Scarce little map showing the travel between two cities with the suggestion for nice places to stop. From “La vera guida per chi viaggia in Italia, con la descrizione di tutti i viaggi e le sue poste…” (well known because used by Goethe for his famous travel in Italy) published in Rome at Giunchi in 1787 by Francesco Tiroli. [cod.342/15]