Antique Print-FRANKFURT AM MAIN-STORK-FEELING HOME-Meisner-Kieser-c.1630



Panoramic view of the city of Frankfurt am Main in Germany.

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Subject: Antique print, titled: ”Forti viro omnis locus patria. – Franckfuhrt am Main […]” – (Every country is a hero / can be your home.) Panoramic view of the city of Frankfurt am Main in Germany. In the foreground a main climbing a building with storks circling symbolizing that a brave man will feel at home anywhere.
Condition: Good, given age. Ample margins. Some remains of tape from previous attachment on rear top paper edges. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Etching / engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 18.4 x 14.6 cm. The image size is ca. 14.1 x 9.2 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 7.2 x 5.7 inch. The image size is ca. 5.6 x 3.6 inch.
Part Number: 66615
Location: PCO-C3-20
Description: From: ‘Thesauri Philo-Politici’ / ‘Thesaurus Philopoliticus’ / ‘Politisches Schatzkastleins’. This work was originally created in the period 1623-1632 and consisted of 16 parts, first published separately and then together in 2 books of 8 parts ea. Altogether it had 830 prints. Later editions were published in 1637-1638 by Paul Furst (titled ‘Sciographia Cormica’) and in 1678 by his widow (titled:’Sciagraphia Cosmica’). Complete editions are scarse. The primary objective was the poetry and accompanying emblems with a moralising symbolism. The city views were secondary and mainly served for decoration. There is no particular tie between the poetry and the city. The city views were mostly engraved after popular engravings at the time from the works of Guicciardini, Braun/Hogenberg, Munster and others. The Poetry consists of a aphorism or theme in German or Latin at the top, a 2 line relating poem in Latin below the image and a 4 line relating poem in German below. In the engravings there is always a foreground which illustrates the theme and a city view in the background.

Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after ‘Daniel Meisner and Eberhart Kieser.’.


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