c. 1740 – J. G. Ringlin & F. B. Werner – Regius Mons Königsberg
Title: “REGIUS MONS / Königsberg”
Rare and decorative city view of Königsberg – Kaliningrad, Prussia – Russia, engraving after F.B. Werner by J.G. Ringlin published in “Europäische Städteansichten” made by Martin Engelbrecht in Augsburg, ca. 1740. In the lower margin engraved explanations 1 – 31 in Latin and German.
Johann Georg Ringlin was German engraver. He worked for the Augsburg publishers M. Engelbrecht and J.A. Pfeffel as well as J. Fr. Probst and G. Rogg.
Friedrich Bernhard Werner was major image illustrator and engraver. On behalf of the Augsburg art publisher Jeremias Wolff’s, he traveled from 1720 large parts of Europe and made master drawings for copperplate engraving. In 1744 Frederick the Great awarded him the title Royal Prussian Scenographicus.
Cartographer: Johann Georg Ringlin (1691–1761) & Friedrich Bernard Werner (1690–1778)
Sheet size: 34,7 x 25,0 cm
Plate size: 31,0 x 21,5 cm
Year: c. 1740
Technique: copper engraving
Good condition! Brownish and water stained. Paper with original map maker’s watermark. Contemporary hand colouring. No restorations or repairs!
This is a genuine antique map published c. 1740 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!