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[The Pharos of Alexandria.] Der von dem Ægÿptischen Könige Ptolomæo Philadelpho an der einfuhrt des Alexandririnischen hafens [...]
[The Pharos of Alexandria.] Der von dem Ægÿptischen Könige Ptolomæo Philadelpho an der einfuhrt des Alexandririnischen hafens [...] Le Fameux Phare, que Ptolomée Philadelphe, Roi d'Egypte fît élever a l'entrée du Port de Alexandrie [...]
J: B: F: v: E: del:
[Leipzig, 1725.]
Engraving with very large margins. 305 x 430mm (12 x 17"). Spotting.
The Pharos, the lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, built between BC 280 and 247. The plate was published in Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwürst Einer Historischen Architectur', a study of the architecture of the ancient world. Fischer von Erlach (1656-1723) was a successful Austrian architect: his baroque works include the Schönbrunn Palace, Karlskirche, and the Austrian National Library in Vienna. He also studied ancient architecture, publishing 'A Plan of Civil and Historical Architecture' in 1721, taking on classical influences in his building.
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[Bohemia] Brahmahl. Ihrer Excell. Bafandt Craffen Johann Wenzel Bratislaw von Mitrowiz,
[Bohemia] Brahmahl. Ihrer Excell. Bafandt Craffen Johann Wenzel Bratislaw von Mitrowiz, welches im Jahr 1714 in der kirchen ben St. Jacob zu Brag durch Beranstaltung Seines S:Schwagern Ihro Excell: Craffen Leopold Schlik, König: höhm: Obristen Canzlern auff gerichtet worden ist. Monument De feu Son, Excellence Le Comte Wratislaw de Mitro=wiz, erigé dans l'Eglise de St. Jacques à Prague, l'an 1714 par les soins de son Beau frere S:E: Monseigneur le Comte Schlik Grand Chancelier de sa Majesté Imperiale et Catholique pour le Rojaume de Bohéme.
I: B: Fischers d'Erl: inv: et delin:
[1725]
Engraving with very large margins. Plate 439 x 310mm. 17¼ x 12¼".
The monument erected by Feldmarschall and Governor of the Czech Kingdom, Leopold Anton Joseph Schlik (1663-1723) for his brother Johann Wenzel Wratislaw von Mitrowitz (c.1670-1712) the High Chancellor of Bohemia. 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.
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[View of a Folly with a pond; with two free-standing statues pulling nets made from copper wire]
[View of a Folly with a pond; with two free-standing statues pulling nets made from copper wire] Prospect eines Garten-gebaüdes [...]
J.B. Fischers v. Erlach delin. et inven.
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.
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[View of a Folly]
[View of a Folly] Prospect Eines Lust-Gartten [...]
J.B.F. vo. E: inventor et delin:
Cum Privil: Sacr: Caesar Majest. [Leipzig, 1725]
Engraving with very large margins, platemark 300 x 430mm (11¾ x 17"). Text in French and German; slight foxing to margins.
'View of a folly which I invented and for which I gave the design to Mr. *** in Vienna'. 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.
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Pyramides Ægyptiacæ.
Pyramides Ægyptiacæ.
J: B: Fischers v: E: delin.
[Leipzig, 1725.]
Engraving with very large margins. 305 x 430mm (12 x 17"). Faint spotting.
View of the Pyramids of Giza with the Sphinx, with a five-point key in German & French. It was published in Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwürst Einer Historischen Architectur', a study of the architecture of the ancient world. Fischer von Erlach (1656-1723) was a successful Austrian architect: his baroque works include the Schönbrunn Palace, Karlskirche, and the Austrian National Library in Vienna. He also studied ancient architecture, publishing 'A Plan of Civil and Historical Architecture' in 1721, taking on classical influences in his building.
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[Halicarnassus.] Mausolæum der Arthemisiæ [...] Mausolée de Arthemisiæ fit bâtir à Halicarnasse entre le Temple de Venus et le Palais Roïal en memoire du Roy Mausole son epoux.
[Halicarnassus.] Mausolæum der Arthemisiæ [...] Mausolée de Arthemisiæ fit bâtir à Halicarnasse entre le Temple de Venus et le Palais Roïal en memoire du Roy Mausole son epoux.
J: B: F: v: E: delin:
[Leipzig, 1725.]
Engraving with very large margins. 305 x 430mm (12 x 17"). Spotting.
View of the Mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, built as the tomb of Mausolus and his sister/wife Artemisia. It was published in Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwürst Einer Historischen Architectur', a study of the architecture of the ancient world. It was the last of the Seven Wonders to be destroyed, after earthquakes in the 15th century, leaving only the Pyramids of Giza. Fischer von Erlach (1656-1723) was a successful Austrian architect: his baroque works include the Schönbrunn Palace, Karlskirche, and the Austrian National Library in Vienna. He also studied ancient architecture, publishing 'A Plan of Civil and Historical Architecture' in 1721, taking on classical influences in his building.
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Prospect des Tempels Salomonias [...] Vüe du Temple de Salomon du Côté du Mont Moria [...]
Prospect des Tempels Salomonias [...] Vüe du Temple de Salomon du Côté du Mont Moria [...]
Joh: Bernh: Fischers v: Erlach, delin:
[Leipzig, 1725.]
Engraving with very large margins. 305 x 430mm (12 x 17"). Spotted.
A view of the Temple of Solomon, drawn after Vilalpando, with Jerusalem in the background, with a descrition in German & French. It was published in Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwürst Einer Historischen Architectur', a study of the architecture of the ancient world. Fischer von Erlach (1656-1723) was a successful Austrian architect: his baroque works include the Schönbrunn Palace, Karlskirche, and the Austrian National Library in Vienna. He also studied ancient architecture, publishing 'A Plan of Civil and Historical Architecture' in 1721, taking on classical influences. He specifically lists the Temple of Solomon as one of his inspirations for the Karlskirche.
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[Meroë.] Die Zweii Pÿramiden beii dem Brabmal des Ægÿptischen Königs Moeris [...]
[Meroë.] Die Zweii Pÿramiden beii dem Brabmal des Ægÿptischen Königs Moeris [...] Les deux Pÿramides dela hauteur d'un Stade, que Moeris Roi d'Egypte fit dresser pour soi et pour la Reine prés de son Mausolée au Milieu du grand Lac, fair parses ordres et appelle de son nom.
J: B: Fischers de E: delin.
[Leipzig, 1725.]
Engraving with very large margins. 305 x 430mm (12 x 17"). Spotting.
A pair of pyramids in Meroë, a kingdom of the Upper Nile, set on an island, a temple between them. It was published in Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwürst Einer Historischen Architectur', a study of the architecture of the ancient world. Fischer von Erlach (1656-1723) was a successful Austrian architect: his baroque works include the Schönbrunn Palace, Karlskirche, and the Austrian National Library in Vienna. He also studied ancient architecture, publishing 'A Plan of Civil and Historical Architecture' in 1721, taking on classical influences in his building.
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Das Wünder=Bild des Olympischen Jupiters von Gold ünd helffernbein [...] La Statue Colossale du Jupiter Olympien, composée d'or et d'ivoire [...]
Das Wünder=Bild des Olympischen Jupiters von Gold ünd helffernbein [...] La Statue Colossale du Jupiter Olympien, composée d'or et d'ivoire [...]
Joan: Bernard: Fischers v: E: delineav.
[Leipzig, 1725.]
Engraving with very large margins; 305 x 430mm (12 x 17"). Spotting.
The chryselephantine statue of Zeus, sculpted by Phidias for the Temple of Zeus at Olympia. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it was destroyed during the fifth century AD. The descriptive text, in German & French, tells that Erlach based this image on the description of Pausanias, the Greek traveller of the 2nd century AD, who descriptions of classical sites have frequently been authenticated by modern archaeologists. This plate was published in Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwürst Einer Historischen Architectur', a study of the architecture of the ancient world. Fischer von Erlach (1656-1723) was a successful Austrian architect: his baroque works include the Schönbrunn Palace, Karlskirche, and the Austrian National Library in Vienna. He also studied ancient architecture, publishing 'A Plan of Civil and Historical Architecture' in 1721, taking on classical influences in his building.
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[The Colossus of Rhodes.] Die der Sonnen gemidttmete Wünder-Statua, Colossus zü Rhodis [...]
[The Colossus of Rhodes.] Die der Sonnen gemidttmete Wünder-Statua, Colossus zü Rhodis [...] Le merveilleux Colosse de Rhodes dedié au Soleil [...]
J: B: F: v: E: delin:
[Leipzig, 1725.]
Engraving with very large margins. 305 x 430mm (12 x 17"). Spotting, creasing.
The Colossus of Rhodes, standing astride the entrance to the harbour. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it was built in BC 280, when it was one of the tallest statues in the world. It stood for a little over 50 years, brought down by an earthquake in BC 226. The plate was published in Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwürst Einer Historischen Architectur', a study of the architecture of the ancient world. Fischer von Erlach (1656-1723) was a successful Austrian architect: his baroque works include the Schönbrunn Palace, Karlskirche, and the Austrian National Library in Vienna. He also studied ancient architecture, publishing 'A Plan of Civil and Historical Architecture' in 1721, taking on classical influences in his building.
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[Domus Aurea, Rome]
[Domus Aurea, Rome] Domus aurea Neronis, aus welchem Herzlichen gebäü
J.B. F. v. E. delineavit
Cum Pri: Sac Caes: Majest: [Leipzig, 1725]
Engraving with very large margins, platemark 300 x 430mm (11¾ x 17"). Text in French and German; foxing to margins only. Crease.
The Domus Aurea, a large villa built by Nero after the fire in AD 64 destroyed residences on the slope of the Palatine Hill. Beneath the text are the famous verses written on the city walls or spread verbally, reported by Suetonius and Martial. 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. When Fischer designed Vienna's Imperial Stables, they were explicitly based upon Nero's villa.
For Vienna's Imperial Stables, see ref.33399
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