Unterwalden – Handcolored 18th Century
City View by Gabriel Bodenehr
Gabriel Bodenehr [1673-1765] was born into a major publishing and mapmaking family in Augsberg.
Handcolored Copperplate Engraving From: Bodenehr G. Europens Pracht und Macht. Augsburg, circa 1750.
Title: Das Landt Unterwalden
Also shown: Alpnach, Sarnen, Kagiswyl, Kerns, Melsch Thal, Stanz, Brunig Berg, Vierwaldstaettensee
In a cartouche, the three founders of Switzerland take the famous oath of unity – the so called Rütlischwur
Dimensions: 31 X 18 cm
Gabriel Bodenehr is a member of an illustrious family of engravers and publishers in Augsburg, Germany. He was the son of Johann Georg Bodenehr (1631-1704) and the father of Gabriel II (whose work is difficult to distinguish) and brother of Georg Conrad. In 1717 the family aquired the Augsburg publishing house of Stridbeck. Bodenehr’s works include Atlas Curieux (1704), Curioser Staats und Kriegs Theatrum (1715), and Europens Pracht und Macht (c.1720).
Europen’s Pracht und Macht (Europe’s Power and Glory) was a collection of views of Europe’s most magnificent sites and cities.