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WENTZEL, F. Ch. - Constantinople. 369

WENTZEL, F. Ch. -  Constantinople. 369
Constantinople. 369 - WENTZEL, F. Ch.
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Title : Constantinople. 369.
Map maker : WENTZEL, F. Ch..
Date : Wissembourg, after 1869.
Size : 10.2 x 15.0 inches. / 26.0 x 38.0 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :Lithography on tined grounds with a fine view of Constantinople. John Frederick Wentzel (1807-1869), was a native of Wentzel, a small town in Alsace and was trained as a bookbinder and started selling books before he became a lithographer in 1835. He started printing and selling popular imagery and than moved into his town of birth: Wissembourg, Bas-Rhin, France.
His company quickly became a success, producing significant quantities of images distributed throughout Europe, from Warsaw to Dublin.
In 1855 Wentzel opens a sales depot in Paris at the printer Nicolas Humbert (65, rue Saint-Jacques in the 5th arrondissement), before buying it in 1865.
John Frederick Wentzel dies on July 27, 1869 and his son, Frederick Charles (at Wissembourg) and Charles Frederick (at the Parisian deposit) succeeded him.

Condition : Colour lithography. Brown spot in left hand part. Paper age-toned. Fine condition.

ID: 34585

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