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Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764–1834

A fourth book, containing twelve imitations of drawings, of modern carriages : on a half inch scale to a foot.

London : Published January 1st, 1797, by R. Ackermann, No. 96. Strand, Corner of Beaufort Buildings, [1797]
Physical Description:
4 p., 12 leaves of plates : chiefly ill. ; 23 x 31 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2009 4
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
In Germany, Ackermann had been trained as a coach-builder. Coming to England as a young man, he spent almost ten years furnishing designs to the principal coach-builders in London.
Ackermann issued a series of 13 books on carriages from 1791 to 1820. See: Ford.
Cover title.
Ford, J. Ackermann, p. 220
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original printed blue wrappers; stitched.
Aquatint engravings of contemporary carriages. Plates 1-3 and 7-11 have from 1 to 3 aquatint or engraved overlay strips tipped on to the plate to show additional features of coach design.
Subject Terms:
Ackermann, R. -- Publisher.
Carriages and carts -- Great Britain -- Catalogs.
Carriages and carts -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Transportation -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1797.
IIIF Manifest:

  • 1. A Compass Perch Coach
  • 2. A Crane-Neck Coach
  • 3. A Compass Perch Chariot
  • 4. A Crane-Neck Chariot
  • 5. Crane-Neck Travelling Chariot
  • 6. A neat Compass Perch Post Chaise
  • 7. A Compass Perch Sociable
  • 8. A small and low Crane-Neck Phaeton
  • 9. A Straight Perch Phaeton
  • 10. A fashionable low Curricle
  • 11. A fashionable Single Horse Chaise
  • 12. A Round Railed Whiskey.

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