antique prints, maps and watercolors

F. J. Bertuch (Man of War) Bilderbuch für Kinder, Weimar Germany, 1790. Framed $395.00

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This sharp and cleanly engraved print was included as an illustration in a large German picture atlas for school & home known as "Bilder Buche." Bertuch's oeuvre was a massive encyclopedia in 12 volumes, published from 1790 to 1810 with upwards of 1000 hand colored engravings. Bertuch was a well educated studying theology and law and becoming a successful publisher in Weimar, Germany & the largest employer in the town. The work derives from some of the great figures of the times including Bloch, Jablonsky, Merian, Esper, Ellis and many more.

Hand colored copperplate engraving.
7 3/4 x 99 3/4 inches sheet.
Excellent condition.
Archivally framed.