1839 Meyer print LAKE CONSTANCE NEAR KONSTANZ, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG, GERMANY (#2)

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller adriaticprints (4,450) 99.6%, Location: Zagreb, Croatia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 392233232191 1839 Meyer print LAKE CONSTANCE NEAR KONSTANZ, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG, GERMANY (#2) Nice print titled Der Bodensee, from steel engraving with fine detail and clear impression, nice hand coloring, approx. image size is 10.5 x 16 cm. Print was published in Germany in Meyer's Universum by Bibliographic Institute Hildburghausen. Click here or image for larger version Constance, Lake also called Lake of Constance, Constance also spelled Konstanz, German Bodensee, Latin Lacus Brigantinus, lake bordering Switzerland, Germany, and Austria and occupying an old glacier basin at an elevation of 1,299 feet (396 m). It has an area of 209 square miles (541 square km) and is about 40 miles (65 km) long and up to 8 miles (13 km) wide, with an average depth of 295 feet (90 m) and a maximum depth of 827 feet (252 m). It has about 125 miles (200 km) of shoreline. In the west, near Konstanz (Constance), it is divided by the Bodan mountain ridge into two parts: the Unter Lake (south) and the Überlinger Lake (north). The lake's main body southeast of Konstanz is called the Ober Lake. The lake forms part of the course of the Rhine River, which enters it in the southeast near Bregenz and leaves it at the west via the Unter Lake. The island of Mainau is north of Konstanz in the Überlinger Lake, and the island of Reichenau is west of the city in the Unter Lake. Konstanz itself is a “political island,” for it is the only part of Germany on the lake's southwestern shore; it is entirely surrounded by Swiss territory, except on the northeast where it fronts on the lake. The name Bodensee probably derives from the Carolingian imperial palatinate of Bodman at the northwest end of the Überlinger Lake. By the Middle Ages, the lake was a major traffic centre as the meeting place of roads from all directions. There are remains of Neolithic lake dwellings in the area. The lake stores and reflects heat, contributing to the unusually sunny and mild climate along its shores. The fertile slopes along its shores support fruit-growing and wine production, and there is fishing for lake trout and salmon. Spectacular Alpine scenery combines with the mild climate to make the lake a popular resort area. The major lakeside cities are Konstanz, Lindau, and Friedrichshafen, Ger.; Bregenz, Austria; and Kreuzlingen, Switz. Konstanz, French Constance, city, Baden-Württemberg Land (state), southwestern Germany, where the Rhine flows out of Lake Constance (Bodensee), adjacent to (south of) Kreuzlingen, Switz. The site of a Roman fort, it was captured in the 3rd century by the Alemanni, who established a bishopric there in the 6th century. In 1183 Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa made peace with the Lombard states at Konstanz, which became a free imperial city in 1192. It prospered with the linen trade in the 13th century, freed itself from episcopal rule in the 14th, and became the head of a powerful confederacy of towns. During the Council of Constance, Jan Hus, the Bohemian religious Reformer, was tried and burned there (1415). The bishop transferred his see to Meersburg on the lake's north shore after Konstanz accepted the Reformation and joined the Protestant Schmalkaldic League (1531). With the defeat of the Protestants (1547), the city lost its free imperial status, became Roman Catholic again, and fell under Austrian rule until it was assigned to the duchy of Baden in 1805. Although many treasures and archives were removed, churches and monasteries suppressed, and most of the fortifications pulled down in the 19th century, the city remained the cultural and economic centre of the district. Notable buildings include the Konzilium, or Kaufhaus (1388; originally a merchants' hall), the Renaissance Town Hall, and the Gothic Rosgarten Museum (once the butchers' guild-house). The 11th-century Romanesque-Gothic Münster was the cathedral until the bishopric was suppressed in 1821. The Insel Hotel, a former medieval Dominican monastery, was the birthplace (1838) of Ferdinand, Graf von Zeppelin, the builder of dirigibles. The city has an art museum and a university. The modern residential and industrial areas are mostly situated north of the Rhine (there bridged) in the district of Petershausen and adjacent suburbs. Industries include textile, engineering, electrical, and chemical works. Konstanz, which lies at the end of the Black Forest and Upper Rhine railways, is connected to the Swiss railway network. It is the most popular tourist resort on the lake. Pop. (1989 est.) 72,862. Please e-mail me if you have any questions. I prefer payment by PayPal, but I'll also accept any other payment method and currency (except direct payment by credit card) that is convenient for buyer. I combine shipping of multiple items. IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SHIPPING: Shipping cost quoted with auction is for airmail to the US. Please don't pay before you receive invoice from me. Original/Reproduction: Original Print, Listed By: Dealer or Reseller, Print Type: Engraving, Subject: Landscape, Style: Realism, Size Type/Largest Dimension: Small (Up to 14"), Date of Creation: 1800-1899

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