Rare large plates on mid-19th-century forestry

Pitasch, J. [AND] J. Zenker

Landwirtschaftliche Tafeln. XII. Forstwirtschaft (Holzzucht). [AND] XIII. Forstwirtschaft (Forstbenützung).

Published 1867-1869
Item ID 68754

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Wien, Anton Hartinger & Sohn, 1867-1869. Two very large, oblong folded, chromithographed sheets, (58.7 x 71.3 cm each) in uniform printed pockets (20.5 x 12 cm each).

A collection of two very large, instructive and decorative plates, with ample descriptive text, of, respecively, forest maintenance, by J. Pitasch (Royal forester and director at the forestry school in Hinterbrühl), and forest harvesting, by Josef Zenker (assistant at the forestry school in Hinterbrühl). The illustrator is the Austrian romanticist painter Anton Hartinger (1806-1890), who also published this work. In 1820 Hartinger studied at the Wiener Akademie der bildenden Künste bei Ignaz Strenzel and Sebastian Wegmayr. There he specialized in flower and fruit painting. In 1836 he became editor of the flower and fruit school of the Viennese Academy, from 1843 to 1851 he was a member of the academy. In 1825 he received the Gundel-Price for flower-painting, and in 1829 the Füger-Price. In 1859 he founded a lithography-printing company, which published botanical works and works on agriculture and forestry. He received the title of Royal Court Chromolithographer. The plates show tools and methodology, around a central illustration with a general view of a forester's activities. Very good, clean, unmarked copies. Very rare. Not in any major bibliography.

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