[View of a Folly with a pond; with two free-standing statues pulling nets made from copper wire]Prospect eines Garten-gebaüdes [...]
C:P:S:C:M [Leipzig, 1725]
Engraving with very large margins, platemark 300 x 430mm (11¾ x 17"). Text in French and German; slight foxing to margins.
Unidentified (possibly imagined) folly overlooking grounds, with a fountain in the form of a sea monster, on top of a wire net 'pulled' by two statues. Plate from the 'Entwurf einer historischen Architektur' ('Outline of Historical Architecture', first published 1721) by Austrian architect Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach, the first comparative architecture of all periods and nations.
[Ref: 33396] £280.00