Dec 09 at 10:30 AM - Sale 2591 -

Sale 2591 - Lot 266

Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
(MILITARY - FORTIFICATIONS.) [D. Miguel Geli]. Album of finely hand-drawn studies for nineteenth-century Spanish forts and military bunkers. Allegorical frontispiece [i.e., blank title-page], and 35 pen and ink sketches with grisaille wash on "JWhatman/1830" watermarked wove paper (one double-page, one large folding). Oblong folio, 12 1/2x18 1/2 inches, contemporary gilt calf with a panel of marbleized paper effecting tree calf laid on, stained and worn but reasonably conserved; later leaves dampstained, large folding plan heavily stained and backed on modern cloth; large folding plan signed "D. Miguel Geli ten graduado to dibujo" at lower left. [Spain, circa 1830]