About the artwork
Residences memorables de l'incomparable heros de nôtre siecle ou Representation exacte de edifices et jardins de ... le Prince Eugene Francois Duc de Savoye et de Piemont, ... | Wunder würdiges Kriegs- uns Siegs-lager ... oder Eigentliche vor und abbildungen der Hoff- Lust- und Garten-gebäude ...
Augsburg, heirs of Jeremias Wolff, 1731-1740.
With: (2) KLEINER, Salomon. Representation des animaux de la menagerie de ... la Prince Eugene François de Savoye et de Piemont ..., avec plusieurs plantes etrangeres du dit jardin ...
Vorbildung aller ausländischen Thiere, so in dem Thier-garten Sr. Hochfürst. Durchl. Eugenii Francisci ...
Augsburg, heirs of Jeremias Wolff, 1734. With 11 engraved title-pages, 2 engraved dedication leaves and 102 engraved illustration plates (11 folding). 2 works (the first in 10 parts) in 1 volume. Oblong Royal folio (32 x 46 cm). 19th-century calf.
Splendid set, rarely found complete, of 102 monumental engraved views by Salomon Kleiner (1703-1761), devoted to Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt's famous Belvedere in Vienna, one of the most famous and magnificent private estates built in de 18th century, owned by Prince Eugene de Savoy (1663-1736). It is accompanied by Kleiner's complementary series on the estate's menagerie, showing some hundred animals and a few plants, many exotic, set among ruins, other buildings, sculptures and fountains. The plates in the 10 parts of the main series show plans, elevations, sections, views of the exterior and especially the lavish interior, details of decoration, sculpture and art. The interiors were designed by Claude le Fort du Plessy, the beautiful frescoes by Jonas Drentwett and the gardens and waterworks by Dominique Girard (imported from Versailles).
Sets with all ten parts complete plus the menagerie are rarely found.
With bookplate on paste-down. In good condition, with some marginal browning and a few tears repaired. Binding worn, spine damaged and some restorations. A magnificent series of 102 views of the Belvedere at Vienna and the animals in its menagerie.
Berlin Kat. 2117; Lipperheide 686; Nissen, ZBI , 2212 (only part 11); Springer 40.