Italian visiting cards
Scope and Contents
Copied from dealer description: "[ITALY.] [Six engraved Italian visiting cards.] [Italy, c.1780.] Six engraved visiting cards with dimensions between 5.5 x 7cm and 7 x 10cm, each with Italian name penned in ink within name panel, one with paper lightly toned, very good. Of these six engraved Italian visiting cards of the late eighteenth century five incorporate architectural elements with views of basilicas, crumbling masonry and classical ruins. The sixth card offers an engraved view of the Italian port of Livorno with lighthouse, castle and sailing ship with passengers disembarking."
- approximately 1780
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Biographical / Historical
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0.167 Cubic Feet (6 items)
Language of Materials
This collection consists of six engraved Italian visiting cards from approximately 1780.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Samuel Gedge Rare Books in 2012.
Processed by Jordon Steele, March 2015.
- Guide to the Italian visiting cards
- Jordon Steele
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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