[Stonehenge, and a 'natural theatre' at (?)Salzburg.]Surprennante Structure de Rochers en Engleterre dite Stonehengs [...]
Engraving with very large margins, platemark 300 x 430mm (11¾ x 17"). Text in French and German; foxing to margins only.
Stonehenge, the most famous prehistorical monument in England, dedicated to the owners of the estate on which it stands. Among the sightseers are soldiers in uniform. The Antrobus Family bought the estate in 1824, but after the heir to the baronetcy died in WW1 the estate was sold for £6000 in 1915. The new owner, Cecil Chubb, handed it over to the first Commissioner of Works in 1918, passing Stonehenge to the nation. Also a performance taking place using a rock formation as a theatre. Plate from Austrian architect Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwurf einer historischen Architektur' ('Outline of Historical Architecture', first published 1721) , the first comparative architecture of all periods and nations.
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