Christianus A Mechel.Chalcographus Basiliensis. Academie Atrium Lib. Imp: et Reg: Vienn: nob: Florent: Venet: aliarumque Sodalis, Ser: Elect: Bav: Palat: ut et Patriae Urbis ac Universit: Chalcogr: et Reipubli: Ducentumvic.
Engraving with very large margins. Plate 184 x 134mm (7¼ x 5¼").
Christian von Mechel (1737-1817) the Swiss print publisher and engraver. He trained first in Nuremberg and then under Wille from 1757. In 1764 he set up in Basle as a publisher with a large 'factory' of engravers in his employment. Between 1778-1793 he took three long visits to Vienna as curator/publisher of the Habsburg painting collection.
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