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A magnificent, broad-margined copy (500 × 673 mm) of Marieschi’s etchings of Venice, a consistent set of early impressions, some with the faintly inscribed guide lines for alignment of the lettering still visible. The author of the latest catalogue raisonné of Marieschi’s prints, Federico Montecuccoli degli Erri, associates this feature (‘la doppia riga di allineamento dei relative caratteri’) with the first impressions off the press (‘le tirature precoci’), and on the collateral evidence of watermarks and binding, he conjectured that our set was printed in 1743–1744 (‘sicuramente non posteriore agli inizi del 1744’). The upper cover of the binding is stamped in the centre with the large gilt arms block of Lovisa Ulrika (1720–1782), Crown Princess and later Queen of Sweden (1751–1771). The binder, Christoffer Schneidler (1721–1787), subsequently became the court bookbinder.