Die Österreichisch-ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild

Images from the Crown Prince’s Works, Die Österreichisch-ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild which is, The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in Words and Pictures, a 24-volume encyclopaedia, of which I have only volume 2. I bought this volume in Prague, and were it not for the cost of shipping I would gladly buy as many of the other volumes as they had.

I am only including illustrations here that I have reason to think are now out of copright. The full text is available at archive.org, so feel free to use the Comment box under any image in this book to ask me to scan others.

[picture: Front Cover]

Front Cover

The front cover of this late 1880s book is ornately decorated: it’s a dark blue-green with black printing and gold foil-stamping. [more...]

[picture: A Mighty Queen]

A Mighty Queen

This engraving shows a queen holding her globus cruciger (an orb with a cross on top symbolizing siritual and temporal power) and a wand or sceptre (or possibly a spear); she wwears a crown and what might be a Roman-style dress. To her left sits a priest with a cross and a book, presumably the bible since its covers bear the letters alpha and omega, the Greek for the beginning and the end; to her left a [...] [more...]

[picture: Castles 8: Khaya, Starhemberg, Grundriss von Lichtenfels]

Castles 8: Khaya, Starhemberg, Grundriss von Lichtenfels

This is the 8th illustrated page of the chapter “Castles and Homes in Lower Austria” (Burgen und Wohnstätten in Niederösterreich) and shows Khaya (modern name Kaja), the ruins of Starhemberg (modern name Burgruine Starhemberg), together with a plan, and a floor-plan (Grundriss) of the castle at Lichtenfelss, in the Waldviertel region of Lower Austria. [more...]

[picture: Khaya (Kaja) Castle]

Khaya (Kaja) Castle

Burgruine Kaja, or the ruined castle of Khaya, is a castle in Lower Austria. [more...]

[picture: Farmer and his Wife, Ybbstal Valley]

Farmer and his Wife, Ybbstal Valley

The picture shows a farmer and his wife wearing (one assumes) clothing that was typical for such people in the 1880s in the Ybbstal Valley in Austria. I think, [...] [more...]



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