1895 Print over 100 years old Vienna The Graben (Also available unframed)


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Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.89. 

 Entitled – Vienna. – The Graben. 

From a Photo by Stengel & Markert, Dresden.

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Vienna. – The Austrian capital is reached in ten hours from Munich, by way of Salzburg.

It is situated on the Danube Canal in a plain surrounded by distant mountains.

Prior to 1863 Vienna was divided into the inner city and thirty-four suburbs, but it now consists of ten sections.

  There are eighteen suburbs beyond the “lines,” or gates, and these suburbs are directly connected with the city, and are under the authority of the Vienna police.

Including these outlying districts, the polulation numbers about 1,020,777.

Until 1809 Vienna was inclosed by a double line of fortifications, but these were levelled, and the space used for the Ring-Strasse, a broad street which encircles the interior of the city.

A prominent feature in the street architecture of Vienna is the many-storied palatial dwelling-houses, erected by speculative builders and let out to families in “quartiers” or flats.

The most imposing edifice in the city is the Church of St. Stephen, erected between 1300 and 1510.

The church is 354ft. long and the nave is 89ft. high; the material used in its construction is limestone.

From the tower, 453ft. high, one may survey the battlefields of Wagram, Lobau, and Essling.

The Graben, with its splendid shops, is now the principal business street of Vienna; this street, which is shown in our photograph, was formerly the moat of the fortifications, and the houses on the north side occupy the site of the ancient walls.

The Imperial Hofburg of Vienna, usually called the Burg, has been the residence of the Austrian Princes since the 13th century.

In the treasury here are kept the private jewels of the Austrian Imperial Family, including the famous Florentine diamond, which weighs 133 1-5 carats, and is worth 57,449.

Yet this stone was originally sold by a peasant to a Bernese merchant for one florin.

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original and not a photocopy.

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