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The Rugendas Letters:
Johann Moritz Rugendas’
First Voyage to Brazil
The Sections of Cap Trafalgar
The First Prussian Maritime Atlas
With one of the Paddlewheelers running since 1813 only
Coblence – Ehrenbreitstein – Lasinsky, Johann Adolf (Simmern 1808 – Dusseldorf 1871). Coblence et Ehrenbreitstein. Coblence and Ehrenbreitstein. Almost complete general view with the electoral palace built 1777-1793 for Elector Clemens Wenceslaus of Trier and the town on the left, on the right the fortress, built by Frederick William III of Prussia in 1815-1832 on the remains of the blown up castle and never captured, connected by the pontoon bridge. On the Rhine (sail)boats, but also one of the paddlewheelers sailing the river since 1813 only. In front on the banks two woman with buckets, jug, and watering can. Toned pen and ink lithograph. Inscribed: (Recorded from nature and lithographed by J. A. Lasinsky 1828. / Frankfort a/M. C. Jügel.), caption as above in German-French parallel text. 9 × 11½ in (22.7 × 29.3 cm).
In its nervous line conduct ahead of its time ,
unmistakably, and instantaneously lithographed after own sketch, and thus “standing out highly advantageously from the leaves of much smaller size engraved after him by other artists … Lasinsky’s ‘sensibility, keenest power of observation, realistic study of nature, and talent for large wide landscapes’ have been praised” (Schulte 1969). – The tone plate not absolutely covering at the right margin.
Offer no. 9,079 | EUR 401. | export price EUR 381. (c. US$ 461.) + shipping