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(Terni, Umbria, Italy) After Miss Batty. Italian Scenery..., London 1820. $135.00

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"Terni from the Road to the Cascade"

The “Grand Tour” through the capitals of Europe was something enjoyed primarily by privileged 18th and 19th English men and women. These trips, most often to Italy, focused on visiting the ruins of the ancient world and the architecture of Renaissance and Baroque eras. Travel books illustrated with engravings described and documented these favorite spots. Elizabeth Frances Batty created charming views of some of these favorite Grand Tour spots. and included them as illustrations to her travel volume titled Italian Scenery, Drawings made in 1817. Terni in southern Umbria was well visited spot. The town's patron saint Saint Valentine was born there, and where his remains are preserved today in the bascilica.

Steel plate engraving hand colored.
7 x 10 1/2 inches sheet.
Excellent condition.