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The Rugendas Letters:
Johann Moritz Rugendas’
First Voyage to Brazil
The Sections of Cap Trafalgar
The First Prussian Maritime Atlas
On Rhine Rafts into Emigration
(Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 4th edition, II, 160).
From the south the people headed for the coast on i. a. large
The 20-year-old Johann Adolf Lasinsky saw these during his Rhine journey and handed them down on the following leaves. Throughout
“ (Recorded from nature and lithographed) … 1828. ”
Johann Adolf Lasinsky (Simmern 1808 – Dusseldorf 1871). (Mount Apollinaris and Remagen.) With Kripp – Unkel – Erpel – Heister – Ruin Ockenfels. On the Rhine emigrant raft. Toned pen and ink lithograph. Inscribed: (Recorded from nature and lithographed by J. A. Lasinsky 1828. / Frankfort a/M. C. Jügel.), title as above in German-French. 9 × 11½ in (23 × 29.2 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).
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– – – (View of Lorch.) General view from the opposite bank with Ruin Nollig situated above. On this side Rheindiebach with wanderers heading for it. On the Rhine richly populated emigrant raft and a ferry boat with two passengers and the helmsman standing at the stern. Toned pen and ink lithograph as before. – Illustration above.
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– – – (View of Neuwied.) General view from the opposite bank. On the Rhine large emigrant raft with several cabins and rows manned by numerous people. On this side Weißenthurm. Toned pen and ink lithograph as before.
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– – – (Ruins of Sterrenberg and Liebenstein, called the (Hostile) Brothers.) With Bornhofen and vis-à-vis the steeple of Bad Salzig. On the Rhine three boats and a large emigrant raft in the centre. Toned pen and ink lithograph as before.
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