Plate Books / Views & Topography

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[Plate book] Werner, Fredric / Schröder, Johan Henrik

Upsala Domkyrka med dess märkvärdigheter tecknade och beskrifne af Fredr. Werner och Joh. Henr. Schröder.

Stockholm. Stentryck af C. Müller. 1826. Folio. Lithographed title + 34 pp.+ (2) pp + 29 lithographed plates.

Contemporary half calf. Gilt title and decorations at the spine. Name inscription at the front paste down. Worn binding. Spine strip detached. Most of the gilt at the spine strip worn off. Bumped corners. A couple of creases to the end papers. Interior nice and clean, just a few small brown spots. Rare to find the interior of this book in such good condition.

A serie of drawings depicting the cathedral in Uppsala. This is one of the earliest lithographed plate books produced in Sweden. Interestingly even the text is lithographed, which is very uncommon. The earliest commercial lithographic printing in Sweden was conducted by the german immigrant Carl Müller in 1818, the very same Müller who printed this book. Müller and his partner Fehr came to Sweden in 1817 commisioned by the swedish king Karl-Johan Bernadotte, to introduce lithography in the country. In the spring of 1818 the first lithographs were published. Among them a portrait of the king, which is now of great rarity. Fredric Werner who made the sketches and lithograped them for the book was a painter and a sketch-artist. Johan Henric Schröder, who wrote the text, was a professor of archaeology at Uppsala University. He published a great number of works on history. Scarce.

Item No: 3100