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Palace at Aschaffenburg

Aschaffenburg, Palace at. In front on the water wooden rafts. Wood engraving after a photograph by Samhaber just there. (1886.) Inscribed in German as above. 3⅝ × 4¾ in (9.3 × 12.1 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. – BACK: Map of the environs of Strasbourg with legend to the extension of the city since Roman times. 1 : 150,000. 3¼ × 3⅝ in (8.4 × 9.3 cm). – Continuous text on both sides on Offenbach and Strasbourg. – Faint box pleat still extending into the subject, yet perceptible in short sky part only.

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„ Ich wollte mich sehr bedanken, das Dokument ist tadellos und sicher gestern angekommen. Ich wollte Ihnen auch fragen wie es möglich wäre andere ähnliche antiquarische … Dokumente zu finden. Ich freue mich auf Ihre Antwort “

(Mr. L. M., October 13, 2010)