Salt from Salt Water

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Volterra, an ancient town in the Tuscan region of Italy, has a productive salt spring known variously as the Moie or the Saline. This ink-and-wash drawing depicts the front and back of the house over that spring. The title reads “Piante per Levare L’Acqua dolce dalla Salata per le Moie di Volterra.” The partial signature at bottom left reads “Ciappevony.”
Ref: Fabrizio Borelli, Le Saline de Volterra nel Granducatio di Toscana (Florence, 2000).
Didier Boisseuil,Le Thermalisme en Toscane à la fin du Moyen Age (Rome, 2002).
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paper (overall material)
overall: 16 1/2 in x 21 1/2 in; 41.91 cm x 54.61 cm
overall in mat: 23 in x 27 3/4 in x 1/8 in; 58.42 cm x 70.485 cm x .3175 cm
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