This set of two amazing engravings was made in the 19th Century. The Architectural Prints show different views of Cologne Cathedral. One engraving shows the west façade of the Gothic Church with its two huge towers which made the Cathedral once the tallest building in the world (1880-1884). It also shows a site map and two detailed depictions. The second page shows the inside, the choir, and more details along the South façade. The steel engravings are very detailed.
The engravings are among the first pictures of the completed church, since in fact the Cologne Cathedral wasn't even finished when they were printed in 1879.
The Cologne Cathedral is called "Kölner Dom" in German. It is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Cologne, Germany and the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and of the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. It is a renowned monument of German Catholicism and Gothic architecture and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1996. It is Germany's most visited landmark, attracting an average of 20,000 people a day and currently the tallest twin-spired church at 157 m (515 ft) tall. Construction of Cologne Cathedral commenced in 1248 and was halted in 1473, leaving it unfinished. Work restarted in the 19th century and was completed, to the original plan, in 1880.
Published : Germany 1879
Provenance: Meyers Konversations-Lexikon
Size : each print is circa 11 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
Condition: Very good condition with nice color and light tanning giving it a vintage look. Please see pictures.
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