Cuxhaven – (Ritzebüttel Castle.) Wood engraving after Gustav Schoenleber (Bietigheim 1851 – Karlsruhe 1917). (1880/81.) Monogrammed in the stock: GS (ligated), otherwise in German as above. 6⅞ × 3½ in (17.5 × 8.9 cm). – Continuous text on local history and knowledge on both sides.

Gustav Schönleber, Ritzebüttel Castle

“ The bailiff residing here, always a senator from Hamburg, and once even … the poet (and friend of Ridinger’) Brockes, has a district the importance of which surpasses that of many German princes by far. What happens here at the mouth of the Elbe for the protection of shipping by Hamburg … that  he has to direct and to order. Added the harbour and quarantine administration and finally a piece of true district administration … ” (from continuous text).

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“ … and I wish to thank you for packing it so carefully … ”

(Mr. P. M., August 28, 2003)