Album vom Salzburger Alpenlande

Author: Anonymous
Year: 1850
Edition: First edition
Publisher: Wildbad Gastein; J. Schoen
Category: Europe

Original blindstamped cloth, oblong folio. A steel engraved title page and 30 steelengravings of places and sites around Salzburg in Austria drawm by Georg Pezok, printed on India paper mounted on thick card stock. All plates protected by the original tissue guards.
The extremities of the boards a bit rubbed, spine sunfaded and the title page foxed. Occasionally some very light foxing on the plate mounts, the plates themselves, however, overall very clean.

Obviously this is a very peculiar book in the sense that no copy seems to be exactly the same. Most of the few known copies (WorldCat only reveals two copies and the nr. of auction records is very limited) have 30 engravings, but no copy has exactly the same 30 plates. Quite obviously several more plates have been printed, however, only the copy in the Kunstbibliothek of the Staatliche Museen in Berlin has 34 plates, while other copies with more than 30 plates are unknown. Hence we list here below the complete list of the captions as they appear in our copy.
  1) Wildbad Gastein, gegen Osten.
  2) Wildbad Gastein, von den Swarzenbergschen Anlagen.
  3) Wildbad Gastein mit Wasserfall.
  4) Straubinger-Platz im Wildbad Gastein.
  5) Wildbad Gastein gegen den Gamskahrkogel.
  6) Villa: Graf von Mieran.
  7) St. Nicolaus und Hôtel zum Hirschen.
  8) K.K. Schloss und Straubinger’s Hôtel.
  9) Solitude, Hôtel zum Hirschen und Armen Spital.
10) Die Himmelwand im Kötschachtal.
11) Schreck-Brücke im Wildbad Gastein.
12) Anlauftahl mit dem Ankogl.
13) Böckstein.
14) Nassfeld gegen den Herzog Ernst von der Moser-Hütte gesehen.
15) Pass Klamm.
16) Pass Lueg.
17) Wasserfall bei Golling.
18) Oberer Wasserfall von Golling.
19) Hallein gegen den Dachstein und dem Tännengebirge.
20) Berchtesgaden.
21) Königsee.
22) St. Bartolomä.
23) Ober-See.
24) Ischl mit der kaiserlichen Villa.
25) Hallstadt.
26) St. Gilgen.
27) Gmunden.
28) Hôtel de l’Europe zu Salzburg.
29) Aufsnahmgebäude der k.k. priv. Kaiserin Elisabeth-Bahn zu Salzburg.
30) Salzburg aus der Vogelschau.
The size of the card stock is 163 X 218 mm, that of the prints is varying from 72 x 102 mm up till 78 X 115 mm.

An attractive copy of this plate book.

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