FÜLCK, Johann David. Neue Garten Lust, oder Völliges Ornament. Augsburg: Andreas Pfeffel, [1710-1720]. Engraved title, one leaf letterpress introduction and 66 plates after Fülck only (of 67), one folding. (Lacks plate 2 though with 21bis, engraved title torn wth minor losses and repaired, marginal repairs to introductory leaf and a small minority of plates, pl. 45 slightly soiled, pl. 67 misbound.) Berlin Kat. 3328. [Bound with:]
LEOPOLD, Josef Friedrich (1668-1726). An untitled suite of engraved garden designs. Augsburg: J.F. Leopold, 1716-1720. Parts I-VII. 37 numbered engraved plates by Leopold. (Corner of pl. 1 torn and repaired with slight loss to border.) [and:]
HÄTZL, Georg. Gartten Parterres. Augsburg: Jeremias Wolff, [not later than 1724]. Engraved title by Jacob Müller and 13 plates. [and:]
LE BRUN, Charles (1619-1690). Unterschiedliche Inventiones. Von allerhand Spring-Brunnen und Fontainen. Augsburg: Jeremias Wolff, [not later than 1724]. Folding etched title and 5 numbered plates after Le Brun.
LE BRUN, Charles. An untitled suite of fountain designs. Augsburg: Jeremias Wolff, [not later than 1724]. 4 folding numbered etched plates after Le Brun. (Last two plates with clean tears and repairs to versos.)
Together 5 suites of plates in one volume, 2° (241 x 357mm). Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, red speckled edges (a remboîtage, spine restored).
A REMARKABLE SAMMELBAND OF PLATES ON GARDEN DESIGN, all published in Augsburg, beginning with Fülck's baroque pattern book, published to celebrate the completion of the gardens of Count Rudolf Franz Erwein von Schönborn at Wiesentheid. The final six plates, including the magnficent folding plate 65, depict the Wiesentheid estate, while others provide imaginative models for mosaic parterres, terraces, topiary, fountains and other themes. In contrast, the suite of plates by Leopold shows a more restrained classical style, drawn from English, Italian and French sources. The complete suite of parterre designs by Hätzl, Court gardener to emperor Charles VI at Augsburg and Schönbrun, again show baroque taste at the peak of its development. While the last two series reveal the influence in Germany of Le Brun's Recueil de desseins de fontaines et de frises maritimes, after which the plates were engraved. Although the last three series are all undated, it is known that their publisher, Jeremias Wolfe, died in 1724. 1st work: Berlin Kat. 3328; see also M. Domarus, Rudolf Franz Eerwein v. Schönborn (1677-1754) Graf und Herr zu Wiesenteid, 1954, pp. 205-209. 3rd work: Berlin Kat. 3321 1 (listing only 12 plates including title).