This engraving depicts a tall arched structure and some two dozen putti, or cherubs, cavorting with long-focus telescopes, a celestial globe, an astronomical quadrant, an astrolabe, a cross staff, and other mathematical instruments. It was one of the engraved plates in Franz Joseph Garzaroll von Garzarolshoff, Regia Virtutum Serenissimo, et Potentissimo Hungariae Regi Josepho I. Magni Caesaris Leopoldi I. Filio . . . Oblata, a book published in Vienna in 1690 on the occasion of the coronation of the young Joseph I as what was termed King of the Romans.
The signatures at bottom read “Wilhelm Schupert von Ehrenberg inv. Et del:” and “J. J. von Sandrart fecit Norib.” Wilhelm Schubert von Ehrenberg (1637-1676) was an artist in Antwerp who specialized in architectural images. Johann Jacob von Sandrart (1630-1708) was an engraver in Nuremberg.
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Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 14 in x 9 in; 35.56 cm x 22.86 cm
place made
Österreich: Wien, Wien
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Prints from the Physical Sciences Collection
Science & Mathematics
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Prints from the Physical Sciences Collection
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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