Martin Engelbrecht

engraver and publisher; 1684 Augsburg 1756

“ Among E.’s employees are renown engravers as Bernhard Christoph Anckermann, Karl Remshard, Johann Georg Ringlin, Johann Gottfried Seutter, Thomas Scheffler, and Friedrich Bernard Werner. Augsburg’s leading position in the trade with copperplate prints is due also to E.’s activities as major publisher. E. is considered one of the most active and prolific publishers in the German-speaking world ”

(Erik Ernst Venhorst in AKL XXXIV [2002], p. 24).

“ I am curious as to the history of this (original Ridinger printing) plate (I just bought) and the others you have offered. Did you purchase them from the Ridinger estate (indirectly, indeed) or a private collector? These are truly rare one of a kind pieces ”

(Mr. L. A. F., October 28, 2003)