Rudolf Schick, Via Mala. Lost Hole

Via Mala. Lost Hole. Pleasant vista into the valley as well as on the right at the road built into the steep slope, leading to a tunnel together with telegraph line. Toned wood engraving by Carl Staud (Stuttgart 1847 – after 1894) after Rudolf Schick (1840 Berlin 1887) for Adolf Closs, Stuttgart. (1876.) Inscribed: R. S. 1873. / X. I. v. ACloss. (ligated) / C. Staud sc., otherwise in German as above. 10⅛ × 7⅜ in (25.8 × 18.6 cm).

Offer no. 10,065 / EUR  86. (c. US$ 104.) + shipping

“ 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)