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.

Date Made: 1690

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Austria: Vienna state, Vienna

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.319032Catalog Number: 319032Accession Number: 236080

Object Name: print

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 14 in x 9 in; 35.56 cm x 22.86 cmoverall: 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


Record Id: nmah_1167709

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