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Karl Friedrich Schnikel (1781-1841)
Karl Friedrich Schnikel (1781-1841)
Karl Friedrich Schnikel (1781-1841)
Karl Friedrich Schnikel (1781-1841)
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Karl Friedrich Schnikel (1781-1841)

WERKE DER HÖHEREN BAUKUNST. 1848

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Karl Friedrich Schnikel (1781-1841) Werke der Höheren Baukunst. 1848 SCHINKEL, Karl Friedrich (1781-1841). Werke der Höheren Baukunst für die ausführung erfunden von Schinkel. Postdam: Ferdinand Riegel, 1848. Impressive large format architectural studies, one to transform the Acropolis into a palace to house the Greek royal family, the other developing the Orianda Palace in Crimea. Elephant folio (805 x 578mm). Letterpress title printed in black within gilt and black borders by Eduard Haenel, single-sheet letterpress key to plate 'Grundriss der Königl. Palastes auf der Akropolis' bound adjacent to plate, with a total of 24 plates comprising 8 etched plates, one of which 'Haupt-ansicht des Königlichen Palastes auf der Akropolis' hand-coloured and folding, and 3 others with partial hand-colouring, and 15 lithographic plates, of which 12 chromolithographs with some hand-colour finishing, 7 of these separately printed and mounted onto sheets with lithographic captions, the final plate folding (variable spotting throughout). Publisher's purple roan-backed cloth, covers with plain borders in gilt and blind enclosing large panel with large and impressive stamped cornerpieces each composed of two griffins among large foliate scrolls, upper cover with central gilt title 'Akropolis und Orianda', turquoise watered silk moire endleaves, gilt edges (extremities faintly rubbed, spine fractionally sunned). Provenance: Dukes of Luynes (Château de Dampierre bookplate; sold Sotheby's Paris, 22-23 Oct 2013, lot 417).
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