Adina Sommer`s Rare Antique Maps and Contemporary Art

Vue nouveaux Marche, de la Farine a Vienne

  • Translation

Article ID EUA996
Artist Siecrist
Title Vue nouveaux Marche, de la Farine a Vienne
Year ca. 1750
Description View of the marketplace of Vienna
Evidence has been found of continuous habitation in the Vienna area since 500 BC, when Celtssettled the site on the Danube River. In 15 BC the Romans fortified the frontier city they called Vindobona to guard the empire against Germanic tribes to the north. In 1440 Vienna became the resident city of the Habsburg dynasty. It eventually grew to become the de facto capital of the Holy Roman Empire (800–1806). In 976 Leopold I of Babenberg became count of the Eastern March, a 60-mile district centering on the Danube on the eastern frontier of Bavaria. This initial district grew into the duchy of Austria. Each succeeding Babenberg ruler expanded the march east along the Danube, eventually encompassing Vienna and the lands immediately east. In 1145 Duke Henry II Jasomirgott moved the Babenberg family residence from Klosterneuburg in Lower Austria to Vienna. From that time, Vienna remained the center of the Babenberg dynasty. Arround 1437 the city became a cultural centre for arts and science, music and fine cuisine. Hungary occupied the city between 1485 and 1490. In the 16th and 17th centuries Christian forces stopped Ottoman armies twice outside Vienna (see Siege of Vienna, 1529 and Battle of Vienna, 1683). In 1804, during the Napoleonic Wars, Vienna became the capital of the newly-formed Austrian Empire.
Dimensions (cm)31 x 38
ConditionTears on upper margin perfectly restored
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


42.00 €

( A reproduction can be ordered individually on request. )