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Koenig, Franz Nikolaus, 1765–1832

[Collection de costumes suisses].

[S.l.] : [s.n.], [1820?]
Physical Description:
18 leaves : ill. ; 33 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DQ36 .C67 1820+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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18 plates each depicting the local costume for a different canton. The people depicted in each plate are identified in the captions. One plate is signed: F.N. König.
The illustrations are roughly the same as those that apeared (in aquatint engravings) in Koenig's Collection de costumes suisses, tirés du cabinet de Mr. Meyer d'Aarau (1804). In the present work, the illustrations are redrawn, much enlarged, and executed in lithography.
British Art Center copy lacks printed title page or cover title. Title devised from similar printed works.
BAC: British Art Center copy in contemporary cream paper wrappers, stitched. Title written in manuscript on front cover. Each plate numbered in ms.
Subject Terms:
Clothing and dress -- Switzerland -- Pictorial works.
Costume -- Switzerland -- Pictorial works.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1820.

  • Canton Glarus
  • Canton Solothurn
  • Canton Unterwalden
  • Canton Schweit
  • Toggenburg
  • Canton Luzern
  • Baden
  • Canton Bern
  • Canton Appenzell
  • Canton Zürich
  • Canton Glarus
  • Canton Zug
  • Canton Zug
  • Canton Bern
  • Canton Uri
  • Canton Luzern
  • Toggenburg
  • Canton Berg.

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