City Views, Landscapes, Professions, Germany, Mining, Harz, Clausthal
"Prospect des Hartzwalds nebst accurater Vorstellung der auf selbigem gebraeuchlichen Bergwerks Maschinen Ertz- und Praegearbeiten."
"Prospectus Hercinienses una cum Iconibus Machinarum et quae porro circa Venas......"
Copper engraving by Homann Heirs ca 1735. Original hand coloring.
Interesting views of Zellerfeld and Claustal with several views of the area around Wildemann.
The area was known for over thousand years of mining for silver, lead and copper.
The various historical machines and methods of mining are shown in the side images.
The two side margins have been added. Vertical centerfold has been smoothened and repaired.
Light creasing along centerfold. Small repairs on lower margin edge.
Light waterstain in lower left corner.
Image: 48 x 58 cm ( 18.8 x 22.8 ")