Dr. Stantz, Ludwig (1801-1871): Festalbum der Feier des Eintritts Berns in den Schweizerbund, 6 März 1353, ...
Stämpfliche Verlagshandlung/ Friedrich Schultheß Bern/ Zürich 1855
lithograph with original hand colouring. image 26 x 42 cm. with wide margins. occasional foxing; o/w exc. cond.
A selection of 17 beautifully original hand coloured, oblong folio lithographs from ‘Festalbum...', a documentation of a historical procession, held on the occasion of the 400th anniversay of Bern’s joining the Swiss Confederation. Altogether, there were 60 lithographs created by Kümmerly and Wittmer in Bern after drawings by H.Jenny and compiled by Dr. Ludwig Strantz, a Swiss heraldist and glass painter. Each plate depicts a regional armed force with heralds, musicians, guilds and soldiers.
Note to the dates mentioned: the general publication date for this book is 1855 as mentioned on the title page. The battle of Laupen took place on 21. June 1339 and the battle of Murten was on 22. June 1476. The accession to the Swiss Confederation was on 6th March 1353, and the 400th anniversary is stated as 1853.
The ideal decoration for dens, nurseries or hall ways.