Collection de vues des principaux palais, eglises, bâtimens publies, campagnes & jardins tant de Vienne. Ansichten Samlung der berühmtesten Palläste, Gebäude, und der schönsten Gegenden von und um Wien.
Small oblong 8vo. Engr. t. p., 64 (instead of 100, 2 folding) plates in original watercolour. Contemp. half calf with giltstamped red label to gilt spine.
Series of charming views of Vienna and its environs, including Baden, Klosterneuburg, and Bratislava, mostly engraved by Johann Jaresch. The famous streets, squares, buildings and interiors are bustling with visitors, strollers, and horse-drawn carriages. All plates are captioned in French and German, and numbered in the centre. The t. p. bears the rarely encountered publisher's address "Graben No. 1200"; individual plates are marked "Kohlmarkt No. 268".
Very attractive original colour. Wants 36 plates; 20 views are in their second state, two others in their third. The image of plate 51 has been pasted over with an alternate version. For nos. 21-24 (two doubles), Nebehay/W. also states a variant six leaves which apparently could be used to replace the panoramic views of Ebersdorf and Bratislava.
Binding slightly rubbed and bumped. Several plates trimmed closely; t. p. and a few plates show brownstaining. Contemp. ownership "L. Wagner" to pastedown. Detailed list of plates available upon request.