Preissler, Johann Daniel. Gründliche Anleitung, welcher man sich im Nachzeichnen schöner Landschafften oder Prospecten bedienen kan, den Liebhabern der Zeichn-Kunst mitgetheilt [...]. Siebende Auflage.

Nuremberg, J. D. Preissler, 1774.

Folio (226 x 360 mm). (4) pp., 13 (instead of 16) engraved plates (lacking numbered plates 8, 12, 13). Papered spine.


Seventh edition, first published in 1734. A finely engraved instruction book for drawing landscapes. Johann Daniel Preißler (1666-1737), a member of a Nuremberg artists' dynasty of Bohemian origin, published several such pattern books and is also known for his series of ornamental, Biblical and allegorical engravings.

Light browning and brownstaining throughout; lower corner of plate 10 missing (no loss to engraving), two small holes cut into plate 7, but well preserved.

Cf. Kat. Ornamentstichslg. Berlin 4631 (the 6th edition, lacking plates the same plates as this copy, as well as plate 10). Thieme/Becker XXVII, 374.

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