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Thale, Hubert Spa

Thale – (Hubert Spa, The.) Spiegel’s Hotel at the entrance of the Bode valley below Roßtrappe near Thale in the Harz Mountains. Garden view in front of the fine mountain scenery with numerous, partly still promenading guests, some of which studying the list of beverages. While the ladies drink their coffee the gentlemen have wine throughout. On the left hunter with hound. Colored lithograph. C. 1850. 11 × 12⅝ in (27.9 × 32.1 cm).

Schlieker, Die Verehrung des hl. Hubertus im Wandel der Jahrhunderte, 2016, full-page ills. 29/216 (this copy).

“ Therewith the Hubert Spa

with saline springs containing iodine and bromine and the Bode Gorge ,

the most magnificient part of the Harz Mountains

with the Hexentanzplatz and the Roßtrappe (in the picture here, too) ”

(Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 4th ed., XV [1889], 751).

With the address of the Ducal Court, Stone, and Letterpress Printers at Ballenstedt. – A very rare leaf, worthy of acquisition in spite of general time marks as the imperfections (creasing, light foxing, the right margin even quite strong, and with tidemark running into the picture) appear in the picture itself only minimally. Otherwise wide-margined and of fresh spring-like colors.

Offer no. 12,579 | EUR 404. | export price EUR 384. (c. US$ 464.) + shipping


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