1740 The abbey of Pfäfers, St. Gallen, Switzerland - view hand colour
1740 The abbey of Pfäfers, St. Gallen, Switzerland - view hand colour

1740 The abbey of Pfäfers, St. Gallen, Switzerland - view hand colour

£54.00

Fine hand coloured copper engraving

“Abbaye de Pfefers”

Exquisite copper engraving with hand colour on large sheet.

Sheet size: 28.5 x 18.3 cm

Published c 1740.

Fine condition.

Pfäfers Abbey (German: Kloster Pfäfers), also known as St. Pirminsberg from its position on a mountain, was a Benedictine monastery in Pfäfers near Bad Ragaz, in the canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Situated at the junction of the Tamina and Rhine valleys, it flourished as a religious house and owner of lands and serfs, as well as assuming extraordinary importance as a political and cultural centre of the Chur–Raetian region.