(Rosenstingl, [Franz] Sebastian). Provincia germanica S. Ordinis Servorum B. M. V. sub protectione seren.mae ac potent.mae Regio-Archiduc. domus Austriacae.

(Augsburg, Johann Daniel Herz, c. 1740).

4to. Double-page-sized title and 16 numbered, double-page-sized plates, all engraved by J. D. Herz after S. Rosenstingl, as well as two additional double-page-sized plates (unsigned). Contemporary half vellum. All edges sprinkled in red.


The views show the Servite monasteries in Austria and Hungary, including Innsbruck, Vienna-Rossau, Gutenstein, Frohnleiten, Loretto, Forchtenstein, Pest, Eger, etc. The two additional double-page-sized engravings bound at the end show views of the Servite convent at Gradisca d'Isonzo: "Prospectus conventus S. Salvatoris Gradiscae versus orientem (& occidentem)". For the Viennese Baroque architect F. S. Rosenstingl (1702-85), who designed the garden of Stift Melk as well as the spires of the Vienna Servite monastery, cf. Thieme/Becker.

Binding slightly rubbed; front pastedown has etched memorial plate for the Viennese theologian Christian Tiendorfer from Hürm, canon of St Stephan's cathedral (d. 1467). Occasional insignificant browning; gutter of plate no. 4 repaired.

Nebehay/Wagner 573. OCLC 692489072 (BnF copy). Cf. Thieme/Becker XXIX, 20 (Loretto view only).

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