Auction 151, Lot 527

"Confluenza Coblenz", Leopold, Joseph Friedrich

Subject: Koblenz, Germany

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: B

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

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $90

Closed on 11/19/2014

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