Die Österreichisch-ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild (page 2/2)

[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: Border of ancient skulls]

Border of ancient skulls

This full-page border surrounded the opening of an article on the hstory of Lower Austria. It includes carefully-drawn skulls and other bones from long-extinct creatures, presumably based on fossils. [more...] [$]

[picture: Border of overgrown ruins with Roman inscription]

Border of overgrown ruins with Roman inscription

The border includes a stone pillar with perhaps ivy growing over it, some old coins (possibly Roman) and a Latin inscription with a bas-relief sculpture of a winged boy, a cupid. There’s a ruined arch in the background, a plough, and some grasses. The arch is “Heathen’s Gate” or the Heidentor, a [...] [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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