Gartenkunst. Description des Principaux Parcs et Jardins de L'Europe. Deutschland [Vienna: Schrambl?], 1812.
Lot 13
Gartenkunst.
Description des Principaux Parcs et Jardins de L'Europe. Deutschland [Vienna: Schrambl?], 1812.
US$ 18,000 - 25,000
£ 14,000 - 20,000

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Gartenkunst. Description des Principaux Parcs et Jardins de L'Europe. Deutschland [Vienna: Schrambl?], 1812. Gartenkunst. Description des Principaux Parcs et Jardins de L'Europe. Deutschland [Vienna: Schrambl?], 1812.
Gartenkunst.
Description des Principaux Parcs et Jardins de L'Europe. Deutschland [Vienna: Schrambl?], 1812.
3 volumes. 4to (350 x 220 mm). Three engraved titles, text in French and German, dedication to the Prince Charles de Ligne in French incorporating his engraved arms as a head-piece, text in French and German in two columns, 4 hand-colored botanical plates in volume I, one folding, 72 hand-colored engraved and aquatint views and plans of gardens in Europe by Schindelmayer, several folding. Very occasional light browning to margins and tissue guards. Bound in a sympathetic 20th century remboitage, with modern marbled paper boards, the covers overlaid with the original marbled papers and the spines decorated with the original leather spine labels, modern endpapers.

A fine complete copy of this charming and rare work on European Gardens, this copy with wide margins, almost a large paper copy. The fine engraved and aquatint plates depict the most beautiful Gardens and Parks of Europe, including images of Hohenheim, Stowe, Marly, Versailles, Liechtenstein, and curiously the addition of a depiction of the Imperial Gardens in Peking. Ganay Art de Jardins 172; Nebehay 141; Not in Nissen. World Cat lists 6 copies of the work in the USA, several in Arboretums in Illinois, as well as Getty and Princeton, but only 2 copies of this edition in Europe: in the British Library, and at Wurttemberg Landsbibliothek.
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