unter den Allerhöchsten Auspicien Seiner k.k. apost. Majestät des Kaiser Franz Josef I. am 27. Juli 1857.
Portfolio, original blind decorated cloth, lettered in gilt, ties; pp. 10, loose leaves; lithographed title, folding chromolithographed geological profile, folding lithographic map, 14 numbered chromolithographic views, as called for. Scarce.
A portfolio of views of the new Ljubljana to Triest Railway, drawn and lithographed by Jan Novopacky (1821-1908), Gottfried Seelos et J. Varoni, with a short description and two maps, apparently published to commemorate the railway's opening by Emperor Franz Josef I in 1857. This was the final section of a railway linking Vienna to Trieste, then all part of the Habsburg empire, but now in Slovenia and Italy. The plates illustrate some of the obstacles on the route, including flood plains and mountains, and how they were overcome, with viaducts and tunnels. The new station at Trieste is also depicted.
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