Christoph Passargius, Dunes (Courland Spit of Land)

Kurland Spit of Land / View over the Dunes. In front craws (?), in greater distance supposedly flight of gulls. Wood engraving by Richard Püttner (Wurzen 1841 – Munich 1913) after Christoph Passargius (Königsberg about 1701/03) for A. Closs, Stuttgart. (1880-81.) 7¾ × 9¼ in (19.6 × 23.6 cm).

“ No other dunes can give a representation of this quite characteristic world, no others catch up in size, height, peculiarity of forms, wildness, and dangerousness with that of the Kurland spit of land. The dunes of the Jutland Peninsula, the Schleswig islands are as a shy attempt. ”

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„ das Blatt (Ridinger, Th. 288) ist heute wohlbehalten -perfekt verpackt- eingetroffen … “

(Herr K.-H. K., 3. Januar 2013)