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SCHENK,, Peter, the elder (1661--1718 or 19)
Leipzig wie solches auff der Strasse vor dem ... Thor sich præsentiret.
Amstelaedami, P. Schenk exc:,, 1705.
[4] pl. ; c. 21 x 25 cm. (4º)

Four plates with no general title but each captioned as above with the name of the four gates into Leipzig ("Hællischen", "Ranstæter", "Grimmischen" and "Peters") inserted as appropriate.

Copy Notes In the Soane copy, the plates have been cropped within their plate-marks and mounted on two folio leaves at the tail-end of a large volume of suites relating mainly to Vienna and Berlin. They may form part of a larger suite, but in size and style are quite distinct from that of public and private buildings described above. They are followed by three further Schenk views of Leipzig, similarly mounted on two folio leaves: 'Herr Johann Petzschens Hoff und Ballen=Hausz'; 'Accurata delineatio aedium ... D. Francisci Conradi Romani, ...' dated 1704 and signed 'S. Blattner delineavit'; and 'das Schlosz oder Castell zu Leipzig, ... Arx Lipsiensis, ...'. Bound last after the Pfeffel issue of J.E. Fischer von Erlach, Anfang einiger Vorstellungen der vornehmsten Gebäude ... von Wien, [1719?] (q.v.); Salomon Kleiner, Vera et accurata delineatio omnium templorum et coenobiorum ... Vienna, 1724--37 (q.v.); J.G. Pinz, Plan general [&c.] de la maison ... de Marschall, [173-?] (q.v.); Philipp Gerlach, Façade [&c.] de la tour et de l'eglise de Jerusalem à Berlin, [173-?] (q.v.); C.H. Horst, Plan [&c.] general de la maison ... de Schulemburg, [ca. 1740] (q.v.); Philipp Gerlach, Façade [&c.] de la tour et de l'eglise du grand hôpital à Berlin, [173-?] (q.v.); and a suite of 16 plates by Schenk depicting Leipzig public and private buildings (q.v.), in a volume purchased for £2 11s. per J. Williams at the sale of John Nash's library (R.H. Evans' sale catalogue, q.v.), 15--20 July 1835, 4th day, lot 925. (Spiers Box, Purchases through personal friends; Curatorial Papers: Bailey, outsize box 16).

Binding C18th half calf, repaired, gilt-ruled spine, red morocco spine-label 'Batimens/ De/ Vienne, Berlin, [sic]'.

Reference Number 3273

Additional Names J.$Williams; Nash, John (1752--1835)

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