"Confluenza Coblenz", Leopold, Joseph Friedrich
Subject: Koblenz, Germany
Period: 1710 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
11.7 x 6.8 inches
29.7 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.
Attractive old color on watermarked paper with light toning and foxing, primarily at bottom. Trimmed to the neatlines at the sides.