Israel Silvestre was a prolific Parisian printer and engraver, with over 1,000 known pieces that include landscapes and panoramas of France, the Lorraine and of Italy, which he visited a few times during his career. In 1662 he was named Ordinary Draughtsman to the King, and served as drawing master to the Dauphin. He was received as a member of the royal academy in 1670 on the recommendation of Charles LeBrun.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual light toning, wear, soiling, soft creases. Vertical center fold as issued.
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