Sella, Andrea

1930

Rare Ex-libris la Rade du Gourjan Antibes for Sella

Sella bookplate with Plan de la Rade du Gourjan…

DESCRIPTION: Not 1727, but an early 20th century ex-libris or bookplate for Andreae (Andre') Sella after a early 18th-century nautical port plan by Henri Michelot and Laurens Bremond of the Cap d'Antibes. Circa 1930s.

Engraved by Georges Gorvel, active during the 1920's and 1930's.

Apparently from André Sella, manager of the Grand Hotel on Cap d'Antibes who had a large collection of documents and objects from the Napoleonic era. In 1952, the Navy granted him permission to use a site on the Cap d'Antibes site to house his growing collection. More than a decade later André Sella accepted the post of manager of the Association of Friends of Maritime Museums.

André Sella donated his collection to the Maritime Museum. With financial aid from the Antibes council, the museum grew and became the Napoleonic Museum (Le musée Napoléonien), opened on May 30, 1964.

CREATOR: Sella, Andrea

PUBLICATION DATE: 1930

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: France

BODY OF WATER: Mediterranean Sea

CONDITION: Good.  Laid paper. Ample margins.

COLORING: Original hand color.

ENGRAVER: Gorvel.

SIZE: 3 " x 4 "

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PRICE: $125


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