The Wisse-gorod at Prague,_The Bath of Libussa.
[Published by Mess.rs Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row, 1818.]
Coloured aquatint, rare. Image area 99 x 165mm (4 x 6½"). Cut.
Vysehrad, the historical fort in Prague on the Vltava River. Libuse, is a legendary ancestor of the Premyslid dynasty and the Czech people as whole. She was the wisest of three sisters and prophesied the foundation of Prague from her castle, seen here. From Adam Neal, M.D. 'Travels through some parts of Germany, Poland, Moldavia and Turkey', London, 1818.
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