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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
date made
1690
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 in x 9 in; 35.56 cm x 22.86 cm
overall: frame: 21 5/8 in x 16 3/4 in x 7/8 in; 54.9275 cm x 42.545 cm x 2.2225 cm
place made
Österreich: Wien, Wien
ID Number
PH*319032
catalog number
319032
accession number
236080
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Prints from the Physical Sciences Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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