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Thuringia

as  seen  in  the  19th & 20th  Centuries

(Saxon States, Map of the Grand Ducal & Ducal.) With title and 2 explanation cartouches and small separate map of the western possession of Idar-Oberstein – Birkenfeld – Ottweiler. Detail map by Walther after Friedrich Wilhelm Streit (Ronneburg, Thuringia, 1772 – Berlin 1839) in steel engraving by A. Heimburger, colored in outline. (1833-37.) 9¼ × 10⅞ in (23.4 × 27.5 cm).

Rich local references including postal routes + stations, navigabilities, mountain passes, universities & high schools . – Up to Bleicherode – Halle – Penig – Plauen – Münchberg – Thurnau – Haßfurt – Hünfeld – Waldkappel . – Finely situated at Saale & environment i. a. Kösen, Camburg, Dornburg, Lobeda, Kahla, Rudolstadt, Saalfeld & Schwarzburg. In the left marginal area Eisenach. Weissenfels & Naumburg as postal stations at “Artificial Street” with express service. – Centered on Weimar – Rudolstadt . – See the complete description.

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Altenstein Castle. Lithograph for Ed. Pietzsch & Co., Dresden. (1839.) 4⅜ × 7⅛ in (11.2 × 18 cm). – See the complete description.

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Blankenburg with Greifenstein. View into street below the castle crowded by figurines and a carriage with barrels. Lithograph for Arnz & Co. (1839.) 7¾ × 4⅛ in (19.8 × 10.5 cm). – The sky minimally foxing. – See the complete description.

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Bodenstein Castle / Ohm Mountains

Bodenstein Castle / Ohm Mountains. In the forecourt figurines. Lithograph for Pietzsch & Co. as above, yet 1841. 4¼ × 6⅞ in (10.8 × 17.4 cm).

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“ … considered  as  the  place  where  once  Scheidingen

(Skidingi) , the  old  capital  of  the  Thuringian  kings , stood ,

which , however , was  destroyed

by  the  Franconians  and  Saxons  in  532 ”

(Meyer’s Konvers.-Lex., 4th ed., III, 664)

Burgscheidungen. General view amidst the landscape – in the foreground the Unstrut – with the elevated Schulenburg Castle in the center. Lithograph by Pietzsch & Co. as above, yet 1840. 4½ × 7 in (11.3 × 17.9 cm).

“ Near  Burgscheidungen

the  Thuringians  ( under  king  Hermanfried )  were  defeated ”

after he had broken his word towards king Theoderich I of Austrasia (ibid. XV, 681/II). – See the complete description.

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Dornburg. The imposing castle construction above the Saale with property at the bridge lower right. Lithograph as before. – Minimally foxing. – See the complete description.

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Ebeleben (Thuringia)

Ebeleben. General view amidst the landscape. Lithograph as before. – Imperceptible tear extending to the lower edge of the picture backed acid-freely.

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Frankenhausen from the West Side. General view amidst the landscape stretching far to the horizon. Lithograph as before. – See the complete description.

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Gleichen, The Three Castles. In the valley smaller figurine. Lithograph as before, here after J. G. Rottmann. – See the complete description.

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Hellerstein near Treffurth, The. In the foreground boats on the water. Lithograph after Eberth (supposedly father of the painter August E., Albungen 1873 – Detmold before 1955) for Pietzsch as before.

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Inselsberg – Bary, Robert Eduard (1813 Dresden 1875). At the Inselsberg, Thuringia. Pencil drawing. (1837.) Inscribed in writing: (At the I). 6¾ × 8½ in (170 × 215 mm).

AKL VII, 1993, 325; Thieme-Becker II, 587; Müller von Königswinter, Düsseldorfer Künstler, 42. – Sheet 4 of the 4th sketchbook, later on predominantly with Rhine and Ahr regions from 1838, the time of studies in Dusseldorf. – Since 1849 teacher, since 1853 professorship at the Dresden Academy. – See the complete description.

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Camburg (Thuringia)

Kamburg. General view with fine distant view. In the foreground shepherd with cows. Chalk lithograph by Carl Wilhelm Arldt (Nieder-Ruppersdorf near Herrnhut 1809 – Löbtau near Dresden 1868) after Julius Fleischmann (Meissen 1813 – 1866). (1847.) 6⅜ × 8½ in (16.2 × 21.6 cm). –  Painterly  sheet .

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Lobeda/Thuringia

Lobeda. General view. To the left the bridge across the Saale, above the place the Lobdaburg. Beside idlers on the bank horses + covered wagon scenery as well as resting woman with heavy laundry pannier. Lithograph by Arldt after Fleischmann as before. –  Painterly  sheet .

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Lobdaburg, The. The ruins of Lobeda’s Upper Castle situated on a ledge of Mount John. With wanderers. Lithograph by Arldt after Fleischmann as before. – A quite minimal one and a tear reaching narrowly into the picture in the wide white lateral margin. – See the complete description.

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Marienthal at Eisenach. General view from above before deeply staggered mountainscape. Wood engraving by the xylographic institute of Richard Henkel in Leipsic after a photograph. (1886.) Inscribed: R. Henkel X. A., otherwise in German as above. 5½ × 7⅞ in (14.1 × 19.9 cm).

“ If temporally and financially it is not worthwhile to send special reporters … however, on the other hand the effort prevails to ‘illustrate all remarkable events by pictorial representation’, so (more and more it has to be resorted to copies) which are available in increasing numbers: photographs. Not only their more effortless availability, also the changed taste of the audience helped photography to growing importance in xylography …

Photography  as  new  invention

becomes that interesting for the general audience that it puts its stamp on other traditional illustration techniques, too ”

(Osteneck, Zur xylographischen Darstellung im 19. Jahrhundert, in Lüneburger Beiträge zur Vedutenforschung, pp. 120 ff.).

Through which at the same time the previous “for ever recurrent stereotypy (of perspectives criticised by Osteneck) was avoided” and so only frequently rare places and details came into sight. – See the complete description.

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Obernitz. View of largely the compact church and castle complex. On the place in front rich figure, live stock + farm carriage scenery. Lithograph by Christian Friedrich Gille (Ballenstedt 1805 – Dresden-Friedrichstadt 1899) after Fleischmann wie oben, doch 1845. –  Very  painterly . – See the complete description.

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Obernitz/Thuringia

Obernitz, Rock Part below. Local view with the property of the Neumühle, a grinding, oil and cutting mill, to the left. In the foreground two young women spreading out the laundry for bleaching on the bank of the Saale. Aside further small figurines. Lithograph by Gille after Fleischmann as before, yet 1847 again. – The wide white margin quite weakly foxing. –  Painterly  sheet .

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Paulinzella, Ruins of. With peer through and lateral look at several buildings + properties. Lithograph for Pietzsch & Co. as above. – See the complete description.

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Reinhardsbrunn (Thuringia)

Reinhardsbrunn. The ducal palace near Waltershausen in the duchy Gotha, erected in 1607 in gothic style on the walls of the former cloisters preserving the miraculous bones of landgrave Louis IV the Saint, amidst “one of the most beautiful regions of the Thuringian Forest” and its own adequate parkland. From the western side. In the foreground figurine, on the water a sailing boat. Lithograph after A. Dirch for Arnz & Co., Dusseldorf. (1839.) 4⅜ × 7¼ in (11.2 × 18.4 cm).

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Rothenburg and Kelbra (Thuringia)

Rothenburg from the South-West Side, The. Laterally left in the valley  Kelbra . Lithograph for Pietzsch & Co. in Dresden as above.

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Rudolstadt. General view with the Heidecksburg situated above. With small figurine. Lithograph by Arldt after Fleischmann as above. –  Very  painterly . – See the complete description.

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Rudolstadt (Thuringia)

below the Heidecksburg and before fine mountain scenery. Lithograph by Pietzsch as above.

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Saaleck, Ruin. At the mountain foot the equal-named village. In the foreground a shepherd driving his herd downhill and further small figurine. Lithograph by Arldt after Fleischmann as above, yet 1845. – See the complete description.

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Saalfeld – Sorbenburg, The. View into the interior of the ruin of the tower house known since the late 16th century also as “Hoher Schwarm”. Front right two boys cuddling a lamb. Lithograph by Arldt after Fleischmann as before, yet 1847 once more. – See the complete description.

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Sachsenburg from the East Side, The. The upper & lower castle above Unstrut & Wipper joining here together with the equal-named place. Lithograph by Pietzsch as above. – See the complete description.

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Schleusingen (Thuringia)

Schleusingen. General view. In the foreground peasant with horse. Lithograph for Pietzsch as before.

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Schwarzburg and Reuß, The Principalities. With title and detailed signs & symbols cartouches. Detail map colored in outline in steel engraving by H. Herzberg after Friedrich Wilhelm Streit (Ronneburg, Thuringia, 1772 – Berlin 1839) for Natorff & Co. in Berlin. (1833-37.) 11⅜ × 8⅞ in (29 × 22.5 cm).

Center: Weimar . – Up to Nordhausen + Sangershausen – Naumburg – Eisenberg – Ronneburg – Olsnitz – Kulmbach – Ebern – Meiningen . – Identification of “artificial roads with express post”, post-offices, navigabilities, universities, secondary schools, glassworks, salterns, mineral springs etc. – See the complete description.

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Schwarza Valley, Part in the. With resting figurine. Wood engraving after a photograph by L. Held in Weimar at Richard Henkel. (1886.) 3½ × 4¾ in (8.8 × 12.1 cm). – Continuous text on both sides on the Thuringian Forest and its industries, especially paper, wooden goods, and textiles. – See the complete description.

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Schwarzburg (Thuringia)

Schwarzburg. Central view with the palace in the center field. Front right restaurant scenery. Lithograph by Pietzsch as above.

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Schwarzburg (Thuringia)

Place & citadel in their picturesque reference & environment. Chromolithograph by the imperial and royal court lithographer A. Haase in Prague. (1886.) 5¾ × 8 in (14.5 × 20.2 cm). – In fine colors.

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Straussberg. View from SE at castle + estate. In the foreground shepherd with herd as the principal income resource of the domain. Lithograph after Friedrich von Sydow at Arnz & Co. (1839.) 4½ × 7¼ in (11.3 × 18.3 cm). – See the complete description.

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Thorstein, The. In the foreground wanderer. Steel engraving by Johann Georg Martini (Rudolstadt, Thuringia, about 1785 – after 1842). C. 1855. 4⅞ × 6¼ in (12.5 × 16 cm). – See the complete description.

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Looked  over  the  Artist’s  Shoulder

Wartburg – Illustrations for a cigar box or pipe tobacco of a tobacco manufacturer in Hamburg or Bremen. 3 sheet on strong paper. C. 1920. With registration nos. by hand: C 454, a-c.

Wartburg

  1. Painterly detailed final version as extensive palace on woody hilltop including the tower at the outer bailey, but not with the gate’s tower at the draw bridge. Pen and ink drawing in various brown tones and with fine contrast to the light clouding. With gilt tooled borderline, lower in double line with black inner edge. 4 × 6⅛ in (103 × 155 mm).
  2. The palace in outline on the hilltop styled as a tobacco leaf or cloud behind rose bouquet with gilt tooled lyre before as allusion to the minstrel’s contest. Behind all the beams of the rising sun. Pen and ink in brown. 2¾ × 4¾ in (70 × 120 mm).
  3. Palace with bailey’s tower on woody hilltop below clouds. Pencil with triple rim in gold + black. Sketch for a) with prepared text field above. 4¾ × 4¼ in (120 × 107 mm).

Very  charming  set  –

and  presented  especially  charmingly  under  joint  passepartout .

See the complete description.

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Wartburg near Eisenach from the South. Wood engraving after a photograph by G. Jagemann in Eisenach at Richard Henkel. (1886.) 6 × 8 in (15.3 × 20.3 cm). – See the complete description.

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– Court Yard of the. Fountain and figures in the front. Etching by Bernhard Mannfeld (Dresden 1848 – Frankfort/Main 1925). C. 1875. 8½ × 6⅛ in (21.5 × 15.5 cm).

Boetticher 88. – Printer’s address subsequently erased. – Published by Alex. Duncker, Berlin, in 1878. –  Picturesque  view  in  fine  brownish  tone . – See the complete description.

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Robert Eduard Bary, Wartburg

Bary, Robert Eduard (1813 Dresden 1875). Wartburg. Part of the court yard. Pencil drawing. Inscribed: Wartburg 7 Octb. (1837). 6¾ × 8½ in (170 × 215 mm).

AKL VII, 1993, 325; Thieme-Becker II, 587; Müller von Königswinter, Düsseldorfer Künstler, 42. – Sheet 5 of the 4th sketchbook, furthermore containing especially works from the Rhine and River Ahr of 1838, the time of his studies at Dusseldorf. – Since 1849 teacher, since 1853 professor at the Dresden academy.

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– or Environs? – Bary, Robert Eduard (1813 Dresden 1875). Architectural inside and outside details. Pencil drawing. (1837/38.) 6¾ × 8½ in (170 × 215 mm). – Sheet 6 of the 4th sketchbook, the 5th of which documenting Bary’s visit at the Wartburg while the 8th concerns already Bacharach on the Rhine as hardly suitable. Sheet 7 in-between belonging to present 6th. – Since 1849 teacher, since 1853 professor at the Dresden academy. – See the complete description.

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Wartburg or Environs? – Bary, Robert Eduard (1813 Dresden 1875). Architectural details of ruins dominated by pillars. Pencil drawing. (1837/38.) 6¾ × 8½ in (170 × 215 mm). – Sheet 7 of the 4th sketchbook, thematically belonging to previous 6th sheet. – See the complete description.

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Germany – River Areas of Austria, Prussia, and Germany. General chart by Frdr. Wilhelm Streit (Ronneburg, Thuringia, 1772 – Berlin 1839). 1836. Sm. oblong fol.

For Danube – Isar – Inn – Ens – Drau – Sau – Theis – Rhine – Neckar – Main – Lahn – Lippe – Ruhr – Moselle – Weser – Aller – Leine – Oder – Silesian Neisse – Warthe – Elbe – Moldavia – Mulde – Saale – Havel – Weichsel – Memel – Pregel – Alle . – Marked sizes, tributaries, beginnings of navigabilities, especially for large ships, too, bridges, especially for ship and temporary bridges. – See the complete description.

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Europe, Overview of the most Excellent Heights of. Geographical overview designed by Friedrich Wilhelm Streit (Ronneburg, Thuringia, 1772 – Berlin 1839) in steel engraving for Natorff & Co., Berlin. 1836. 12⅜ × 10 in (31.4 × 25.5 cm).

I. a. with the Alps – Jura – Vosges Mountains – Black Forest – Pyrenees – Fichtel Gebirge – Thuringian Forest – Harz Mountains – Sudetic Mountains – Erz Mountains – Scotland and Wales . – See the complete description.

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(Germany.) With cartouche with title and signs + symbols. Map drawn by Arno Streit after his father’s (Frdr. Wilhelm Streit, Ronneburg, Thuringia, 1772 – Berlin 1839) specifications in partially outline colored steel engraving by Leopold Müller for Natorff & Co., Berlin. (1833/37.) 11⅜ × 8¾ in (29 × 22.3 cm).

The coast from the Zuider Zee over Rügen up to Elbing , further up to Krakow – Gulf of VeniceBasleLuxembourg . – Marked harbours + navigability of rivers. – See the complete description.

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With  the  Postman’s  “ Marital  Permission ” :

673,120.--  Marks  ( and that 128 Years ago ! )  for  the  Wife

Certificate of Heirship for Louise Friederike Therese Schubert, née Häusser, wife of the postman Johann Friedrich Carl Sch., regarding the transfer and consolidation of the

real  estate

at  Stadt  and  Kirchremda  (Saxony-Weimar)

bequeathed by the weaver Johann Gottlieb Erdmann Häusser. Executed Blankenhain January 17, 1889. Writing on paper. Sm. fol. 6 unpag. ll. With cord stitching in the state colors and Amtsgericht paper seal.

With attached extract of the land register (printed form) with official stamp and detailed entry of the real estate the deceased bequeathed to the widow Marie Katharine Friederike Häusser, née Morgenroth, and the above-mentioned common daughter by his death September 24, 1888, and testimony on the consolidation of the several properties situated in Stadt and Kirchremda in the total value of 673,120 marks necessary because of the waiver of inheritance rights by the widow for the benefit of the daughter. Following the assessment of tax and pension payments and filing confirmations at the city tax revenue office and the vicarage as leaving and accession authority. On the back further attestations. – With document’s watermark and blind stamp Grand Duchy Saxony with coat of arms resp. – Negligible centerfold. – See the complete description.

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The  “ Innner  View ”

as  Architecturally  Individual  Depiction

Altenburg / Thuringia – Frank, Gustav (Stralsund 1819 – Dessau 1886). Altenburg. Central view seen from somewhat elevated point. On the right in the foreground two peasants coming out of town. Colored lithograph. Inscribed: N. d. Nat. gez. u. lith. v. Gustav Frank. / Druck d. Königl. lith. Instituts zu Berlin., otherwise as above. C. 1850-80. 14⅝ × 21½ in (37 × 54.5 cm). – Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon XLIV, 38 f.; Thieme-Becker XII, 345.

Gustav Frank, Altenburg (Thuringia)

VERY  FINE , EXTREMELY  RARE  VIEW

as all of Frank’s views, qualified first by the union of draughtsman and lithographer, then as “low bird’s eye view” with the motif form of the “inner view”. The

“ manner of the low bird’s eye view was especially popular in the 19th century since Eduard Gaertner’s Berlin panorama from the rooftop of the Werder’sche Church. Gaertner used a camera obscura for the transfer of the objects of the image onto his sheet what probably also could be assumed for Frank, that clear and detailed the representation appears ”

(Jochen Luckhardt in Lüneburger Beiträge zur Vedutenforschung, 1983, pp. 80 f., by the example of Frank’s view of Münster illustrated and dated as “before 1871”). And

“ Beside (the) possibility to sort of split up the picture of a town there additionally is the solution to renounce the representation of the total and to reproduce instead a detail considered image-worthy, namely the motif of the ‘inner view’ discovered in the 18th century. ”

Printed by the Berlin Royal Institute of Lithography on wide-margined fine cardboard with some repairs in its outside margins. Partial light browning and little mold stains on verso showing visibly toned down within the subject in the sky and white margin, hardly spoiling though.

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Weaver Guild Order of Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach

SHOWCASE  COPY

OF  THE  WEAVER’S  GUILD  ORDER

Guild Order of Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach etc. (1783-1855), for the damask, twill and other weavers in the guild district of Remda (Stadtremda, Saxony-Weimar). Given Weimar September 19, 1845. Hand-written document on paper. Sm. fol. 6 unpag. ll., the last white. With

autograph  signature  by  Charles  Frederick

and written counter-signature by von Gersdorff as well as paper seal. Contemporary red h. leather portfolio of the time with gilt grand ducal supralibros on the front cover and gilt ornamental border with corner pieces, stitched with black-golden cord and sealed.

Detailed  Guild  Order  in execution of the guild act with the articles General Provisions – On the Apprentices – On the Journeymen – On the Guild Masters – On the Official Representatives, the Guild Directors, the Guild Assemblies and the Guild Treasury, explaining and supplementing the guild act in 22 so-called sentences, especially regarding the masterpieces, examination fees, and the sale. – Leading edges slightly pushed, upper corner of the front cover ignorably broken, inner boards discolored at the margins, otherwise of fine freshness. – See the complete description.

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Witzel, K. (Ed.). (Practical Forestry Guide for Timber Buyers, Timber Industrialists, and Forest Officers. Conditions of felling, stand, wood quality, roads, workers, transportation, lodgings, telephone, postal, and railway connections of the forest offices and districts. From informations by the public head foresters.) 2 vols. Berlin, Parey, 1926. VIII, 432 pp. incl. 4 pp. ads.; X, 496 pp. incl. 6 pp. ads. Orig. cloth with stamped back and front board.

Mantel I, 56. – In German. – Richly commented guide to the east and northern German forests. I: East Prussia / Border March / Brandenburg; II: Pomerania / Silesia / Saxony + Thuringia  / Schleswig-Holstein / Hannover. – Several stamps and inventory numbers on inner boards, titles, and inside on the lower margin (2 and 6 resp.). – Withdrawn copy of the forestry academy Eberswalde.

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„ vielen herzlichen Dank für die Faxübermittlung Ihres Schriftverkehrs mit … Hochinteressant und das Thema (des jagdlichen) ‚Wurstwagen‘ wunderbar anschaulich darstellend! Nochmals vielen Dank! “

(Museum S. B., 23. Februar 2004)