Danube; four Capitals

Danube; four Capitals

Original antique engravings with views of the Danube and the capitals of four countries along the river. From “The Danube, its History, Scenery, and Topography” by William Beattie, London, 1844. Splendidly illustrated from sketches taken on the spot drawn by W.H. Bartlett; and engraved by J. Cousen, J.C. Bentley, R. Brandard and other eminent artists.

Vienna (Austria), view on the city with the St Stephens’s Cathedral and various other churches. View towards the city across the glacis defence fields, now the Ringstrasse.

Bratislava (Slovakia), view over the Danube towards Bratislava. On the print the name of the city is “Presburg (Hungary)”, which was the name of the city until 1919, when Presburg/Bratislava was part of the Austro-Hungarian Habsburg empire.

Budapest (Hungary), view towards the Chain Bridge connecting Buda and Pest. On the print it’s mentioned as “The Bridge of Pesth”. On the right side is Buda with the Habsburg Palace, on the left side is Pest. The Gellért Hill is in the background.

Belgrade (Serbia), view over the Danube towards the city of Belgrade. Mosques can be seen in and around the city. Belgrade had a significant muslim population in the days. In the bottom right corner a border post, between Serbia and the Austro-Hungarian Habsburg empire. On the left side of the border post is the Habsburg Coats of Arms with the two headed eagle.

  • Size: sheet 19x26cm, image 12,5x19cm
  • Age and Type: Year printed 1844; Antique steel engraving
  • Verso: Nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain
  • Condition: good and very suitable for framing.
  • Price: 25 Euro each; 80 Euro for the set of 4
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