Carl Nebel

Nebel, Carl

German engineer, architect and artist (1805-1855). Autograph quotation signed. Frankfurt. 04.08.1913. Oblong 8vo (postcard). 1 page.
$ 191 / 180 € (84597/BN55105)

Inscribed to the German dermatologist Alwin Scharlau: "Besser spät - als nie! [...]". - Living in Mexico from 1829 to 1834, Nebel is best known for his paintings and lithographs of Mexican scenery and people during the Mexican-American War. Fifty of his lithographs illustrate an 1836 description of the country entitled "Voyage pittoresque et archéologique dans la partie la plus intéressante du Méxique". - A few small creases near the corners. Self-addressed by the collector. The Mecklenburg physician Scharlau (b. 1888) assembled a collection of artists' autographs by personal application.

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