Mittwoch, 12. Oktober 2016

Category F - Masterpieces of steel engraving

Masterpieces of steel engraving


Two works prouced during the heyday of Leporello production deserved special attention. due to the excellence of execution. Sattler listed these in a separate category. Steel engraving was used for many of the Rhine panoramas from the very beginning although a few were still engraved on copper as maps had been for the past 200 years or so. Steel remained the method of choice for a few decades until lithography and the use of stone replaced this technique.



F.1. Habicht / Schlickum and Jung  1851

F.2 - Halenza - Hirchenheim (I)  1858


F.1. Habicht / Schlickum and Jung     1851

Cover title
Neuestes Panorama des Rheins von Cöln bis Mainz with added subtitle Neu aufgenommen und nach der Natur gezeichnet von C Schlickum. With 61 side illustrations. This is followed by parallel titles in English and Fench separated by small vignette of Father Rhine. Below this is an imprint: Verlag von T Habicht in Bonn. Publisher's printed boards with intricate floral ornamentation in four corners. Same surrounding panel decoration on reverse with list of works published by Habicht. Both front and back covers signed by printer: Druck von Krüger (who printed the accompanying booklet)

Map title

Folding panoramic map of the Rhine with no title (dilibri copy) from Mainz (top) to Deutz/Köln (below): total length 1740 mm. Signatures below: gezeich. von C Schlickum (left) and Stahlstich von J Jung Bonn.(right).

One bridge at Koblenz, one bridge at Mainz and one at Cologne, all of which are presumably pontoon bridges; no fixed bridges.

Also 38-page accompanying booklet which begins with warnings about plagiarism and referring to laws established in 1837/38. Dedication page to His Highness the Prince of Prussia. Title page is Guide pour la Voyage du Rhin depuis Cologne jusqu à Mayence and dated 1851.

Sattler: Steet engraving on 5 plates; 180,5 x 28 cm, 64 side vignettes, 3 title vignettes. (1856).

Size

Cover (h) is approx. 180 x 260 mm. Area of map detail: 1740 x 220 mm with 40 vignette scenes occupying the margin area, no borders.

Not in Flüsse im Herzen Europas
Sattler, Rheinpanoramen F17
Not in Holzhäuer Der Rhein im Panorama



Map detail
Map is illustrated on-line - courtesy of the Rheinische Landesbibliothek, Coblenz




F. 2. Halenza, J / Hirchenhein  1858

Hirchenhein or Herchenhein (latter spelling used on Rhine panorama or D Kapp) engraved a further Rhine panorama about ten years later (see C. 7) which was definitely issued as a pocket edition and this may be the issue referred to by Sattler. I have not discovered a pocket edition of this panorama and if anyone can provide details as to which vignettes were added for the edition illustrated here, I would be grateful.

Cover title

Neuestes Rhein Panorama Von Mainz bis Cöln with added subtitle Mit 40 Randbildern in Stahl gestochen und mit Text begleitet von Hirchenhein. Imprint Druck und Verlag von Joseph Halenza, Buch und Kunsthandlung Marktplatz B 16 vor dem Dom. Publisher's printed boards with intricate floral ornamentation in four corners. Same title and information in French on reverse (without reference to number of pictures).

Map title
Neuestes Rhein Panorama Von Mainz bis Cöln below map on separate title sheet with title also in English and French (right and left of vignette) above engraving of (tower at) Oberwesel, Mainz. Imprint below this: Verlag von Joseph Halenza, Buch und Kunsthandlung.
Folding panoramic map of the Rhine from Cologne/Coeln (top) to Mainz (below): total length 1740 mm. Despite the cover statement author's copy has 52 vignettes (see Sattler). Hence this is probably a second edition. One bridge at Koblenz, one bridge at Mainz and one at Cologne.
Author's copy has also 16-page accompanying booklet dated 1858 (although loose).
Sattler's version (also dated to approx. 1858) has 52 vignettes along the sides in addition to title vignette. According to him the first edition appeared in 1850, and was on sale coloured and uncoloured. This edition was updated and a further, expanded edition was published in 1860. There was also a „Taschen-Ausgabe“, i.e. pocket edition, without the illustrations.
Only the name of the engraver is given, but this may well be the original artist and would be Friedrich Herchenhein (sic).

Sattler: Neuestes Rhein Panorama von Mainz bis Cöln. [engraved by] Herchenhein. Mainz: Verlag von Joseph Halenza, [c. 1858]. [Cover:] Halenza's Rheinpanorama von Mainz bis Cöln. Steel engraving on 7 plates (Sattler exhibited a coloured edition); 192,5 x 25,6 cm, 52 vignettes, 1 title vignette.

Size
Cover (h) is approx. 180 x 260 mm. Area of map detail: 1740 x 220 mm with 52 vignette scenes occupying the margin area, no borders.

See Flüsse im Herzen Europas R 56 (illustration 33 is actually R58)
Sattler, Rheinpanoramen F16/12A (with 52 illustrations)
Holzhäuer Der Rhein im Panorama 22, 24 (p. 93 and 94)



Cover of author's copy 


Title with illustration of Oberwesel




Map detail

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