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Lot 527
By: Joseph Friedrich Leopold
Subject: Koblenz, Germany
Date: 1710 (circa)


Condition Code: B

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Color: hand color

Size: 11.7 x 6.8 inches
         29.8 x 17.3 cm

    This rare bird's-eye view depicts the fortified city of Koblenz. The city straddles the Rhine River, and the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress is shown on a mountain top, overlooking the city. In the foreground are a couple harvesting grapes, and a man leading a horse and two cows, pulling a cart full of wooden barrels. Two putti hold blank banners above the city. Below the view is a blank coat of arms flanked by Latin and German text describing the city.

Joseph Friedrich Leopold was a well-known and respected engraver in Augsburg known for his views of cities. He was among a circle of famous engravers including Friedrich Bernhard Werner, Martin Engelbrecht and Johann Georg Ringlin.

Condition Description: Attractive old color on watermarked paper with light toning and foxing, primarily at bottom. Trimmed to the neatlines at the sides.

$200.00 - $230.00

Available for : $150.00
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