[Laxenburg]. [Laxenburg bei Wien in bildlicher Darstellung.

Vienna, Lithogr. Institut, 1820-1826].

47 (instead of 55) lithographs (c. 610 x 485 to 480 x 385 mm). In contemp. cloth portfolio with ties. Large folio (630 x 490 mm).


"Privately printed at the command of Emperor Franz I and published in a very small press run, not available to the common public [...] Shows views, interiors, decorations, etc. [...] The plates are not captioned or numbered" (cf. Nebehay/W.). Drawn by Jakob Alt, Johann Rupp, Carl Bschor, and Albert von Radmannsdorf.

Slight fingerstaining and foxing (usually confined to margins); some small tears. Portfolio is rather severly rubbed. Wants nos. 1, 4-6, 15-17, and 20. The view of the castle from the South is a lithograph by Jakob von Alt, not an anonymous etching as in the Albertina copy. No. 7 ("Gothische Brücke") is a trial print from the collection of the great Austrian otologist Adam Politzer (1835-1920), whose collection was sold by Schwarz in 1922 (cf. Lugt 2037 and 2741). "Il collectionnait depuis 1870 environ, sans système bien défini, mais seulement d'après son goût artistique [...] L' amateur a consacré une attention spéciale à la lithographie, de ses debuts à l'année 1880" (Lugt, p. 513).


Nebehay/Wagner 359. H. Schwarz (Anfänge der Lithographie in Österr.) 76.

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