np (Germany), 1540-1841. Item #97-1047
Illustr, 7 x 8.25, blue patterned boards with vellum spine and corners, unpag (94pp). Covers fair/poor, soiling, tears, loose pages, covers loose, cigaret(?) burns on one page, some abrasions, chipping. An intriguing collection, no apparent reason or logc as to the placement of the artwork. With the exception of the orig art the rest appears to have been cut out of a book, some are entire scenes or partial images. Most of the notes are in German and the main artist of orig work was also German, G. Meineke or GM. Printed dates run between 1540 and 1840 and the handwritten dates 1562-1841. Wide ranging contents: ice skating, anatomical, cherubs, initials, military, hunting, musicians, religious, botanical, famous people (Martin Luther, Napoleon, Frederick II), locations (Wurzberg, Taenze, Mexico, Africa) and much, much more. One engraving might have been done by Heinrich Aldegrever, a "Little German Master" from northern Germany. Fascinating.