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SCHENK, Peter, the elder (1661--1718 or 19)
[Leipzig public and private buildings]
[Amsterdam]: by Petrus Schenk in de Warmoes Straat op t'hoekje van de Vissteeg in N: Visschers Atlas tot Amsterdam, [170-?].
16 pl. on [8] leaves ; 54.0 cm. (2°)

Untitled suite. Sixteen engraved plates (platemarks approx. 175 x 200 mm.) numbered 1--16 bottom left, each giving a front elevation of a public or private house in Leipzig beginning with the town hall ('Das Rath-haus ... ', pl. 1) and the exchange (pl. 2). All have captions but only pl. 1 has a credit line, as above. Berlin Kat. records the same suite on sixteen leaves. 'N: Visscher' is probably the Nicolaus Visscher whose dates Berlin Kat. gives as 1618--1709(?). Berlin Kat. 2089

Copy Notes Bound (7) with 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 Peter Schenk the elder, Leipzig wie solches auff der Strasse vor dem ... Thor sich præsentiret (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 3272


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