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The Rugendas Letters:
Johann Moritz Rugendas’
First Voyage to Brazil
1821-1825

The Sections of Cap Trafalgar
The First Prussian Maritime Atlas
 
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Modern  Dike  Construction :

—  he  who  won’t  dike  must  yield  —

Coastal  Protection  at  the  Mouth  of  the  River  Elbe

(Wiebeking, Karl Friedrich von, Wollin 1762 – Munich 1842). (The Course of the River Elbe from Grodenstack over Cuxhaven till northwest of Kugelbake.) With

Wiebeking, Profile Old Stone Boxes (Cuxhaven)

6  large  detail  representations

to the reinforcement of the foreland and threefold scale. Engraving printed from 2 plates. 17½ × 28⅜ in (44.4 × 72 cm).

Upper and lower platemark c. 4.5 cm wide each. – Barely noticeable fold at the left image margin. – Lateral margins uncut. The right margin slightly wavy due to the mounting and with traces of box pleats. Isolated little tears in the paper margin backed acid-freely.

Outstanding  special  map , beside of the accurate cartographic representation of the course of the several dykes – of Steinmarne , old + new (of 1741) sea dike of Döse as well as old + new dike of Neuenfelde together with the sluiceways , Lahnungen (double rows of piles for sediment collection) , mud flats and forelands – of special interest the

as  instructive  as  decorative  depictions

Wiebeking, New Stone Boxes + Brick Embankment (Cuxhaven)

of  different  provisions  for  the  protection  of  the  embankment ,

so the profile of the stone boxes in the old state – stone boxes in the newest state – profile of the brick embankment – the parabolic work – the sine embankment – stone dosage at the dike of Neufeld .

Wiebeking, Cuxhaven/Kugelbake

Their respective usage for the protection of the foreland as well as the pile dams in the mud flats especially noted in the map. Beyond this with beacons, lights and landmarks as windmills and houses. Among the latter particularly designated Ritzebüttel Castle – at the lower margin with meridian and indicated parallel of latitude referring to it – and the quarantine house at the Kugelbake. Mud flats, sands, pastures and marsh with respective symbols.

Wiebeking , educated technically as versatile as furthermore historically interested, found his first employment in Dusseldorf in 1788 as hydraulic engineer of the grand duchy Berg, but changed soon into Hessian, Austrian and finally Bavarian service. Already in 1818 he left everyday business to dedicate himself completely to his publications. However,

“ the priority of his activity (was) doubtless the field of hydraulic engineering … (He) demanded the creation of public hydro-technical research institutes … A lot of time was devoted by W. to cartography … ”

(Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie LV, 659 ff.). – And Zögner, Kartenschätze, p. 157 :

Wiebeking, Alte Liebe (Cuxhaven)

“ … one of the most able and productive personage of map affairs of his time and together known water and road architect . ”

Important works are i. a. the construction of a new harbour for Lindau (Lake of Constance) and the first larger correction of the River Isar near Munich. Besides expert opinions for flood protection and construction of two harbours in St. Petersburg, for the enhancement of the harbour conditions of Venice, Trieste and Nieuwendiep in Holland. He rejected, however, the construction of the Ludwig Canal connecting the Rhine with the Danube for his thorough conviction and in the discernment of the advantage of the upcoming railways. Present map now

the  rare  opportunity

Wiebeking, Parabelwerk (Cuxhaven)

for  the  visualization

Wiebeking, Stone Dosage at the Neufeld Dike (Cuxhaven)

of  the  highly  interesting  construction  of  modern  dykes .

Offer no. 12,211 / EUR  808. / export price EUR  768. (c. US$ 888.) + shipping