La Tonne de Heidelberg.
Engraving, sheet 220 x 180mm (8½ x 7"). Trimmed and glued to album sheet.
The famous Heidelberg Tun, a huge wine vat in the cellars of Heidelberg Castle. The cask shown here is is the second of four Heidelberg Tuns, built in 1664 (the first was destroyed during the Thirty Years' War. The later Tuns were built in 1728, and 1751 respectively, with the latter today still in situ (Heidelberg Castle). According to the British Museum, this is a copy of a print made c.1664-90 with text in English.
See BM registration nos. 1982,U.543 (this plate) and G,1.248 (source image).
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