Alt, Franz (illus).
Wien. Eduard Holzel. No date. [ Ca. 1879].
25 chromolithographic plates, images approximately 10 1/2 x 15 inches mounted as issued on sheet size 16 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches, loose in decorative card portfolio with cloth spine. Portfolio cloth spine split: covers loose and worn with abrasions, cloth tie at right missing, a few notations in thick pen on inner front cover. The majority of the plates are in very good condition with light scattered foxing to card supports. There is heavier foxing to the margins of the following plates: Konigsspitze, Ausfluss aus dem Raiblsee, Gosausee, Bruneck, Kufstein, Hintersee, Hallstadter-See. One inch tear at edge of card support of plates Salzburg, Ausfluss aus dem Raibl, well outside plate. Some tissue paper adhesion to plates Castell Tenno, Konigsspitze, Gosausee, Ferleiten (little abrasion to right edge of image), Rosengarten bei Bozen. Three plates have pinholes just above and beneath the image; chip to upper right corner of Gosausee. Twenty five large handsome chromolithographs on textured paper after paintings by Franz Alt (the majority), J. Varonne, Ad. Waagen, A. Hansch, Carl Hasch, Carl Moser, E. Mahlknecht, A. Podesta, and A. Kappis. The views are titled on a small paper label glued to the verso of the sheets, although the titles are not always exactly the same as on the title page listing. Titles as marked on verso of plates are: Berchtesgaden (lightest foxing to plate), Innsbruck, Hallstadter-See, Salzburg (view of Kapuzinerberg), Riva am Garda-See, Konig-See, Ferleiten, Kufstein, Ober-see, Bruneck, Zell am See, Hintersee, Castell Tenno, Bucht Von Balanza (corrected in pencil to Pallanza), Salzburg (Vorstadt Stein), Ausfluss aus dem Raiblsee, Konigsspitze, Monte Cristallo, Gosausee, Partenkirchen (titled "Zugspitze im Baierischen Hochgebirge" on title page) Rosengarten bei Bozen, Velder-See, Grundelsee, Hohenschwangau, Traunkirchen. No date of publication in the portfolio, but a date of 1879 is given in the copy (with 8 plates) held by Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek / Klassik Stiftung Weimar. Another copy with 21 plates is located at Cambridge University Library. A scarce and beautiful record. Item #51504