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L'Academia Todesca della Architectura, Scultura & Pittura: Oder Teutsche Academie der Edlen Bau- Bild- und Mahlerey-Künste: Darinn enthalten Ein gründlicher Unterricht / von dieser dreyer Künste Eigenschaft / Lehr-Sätzen und Beheimnissen / von den Bau-Steinen ... Joachim von Sandrart ...

Joachim von Sandrart

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Variant Title

Teutsche Academie


Nürnberg /: Bey Jacob von Sandrart / auch in Frankfurt / bey Matthæus Merian / zu finden. Gedruckt bey Johann-Philipp Miltenberger., Anno Christi M DC LXXV (-MDCLXXIX).

Physical Description

2 vols.; 378 mm. (In sixes.)


Vol. I: [Half-t., front., t.p., dedic., port., approb., add. t.pl.] - [Text with pl.] - Register - Bericht an den Buchbinder; Erinnerung - Lebenslauf und Kunst-Werke Des ... Joachims von Sandrart. - Vol. II: [Half-t., front., t.p., dedic., port., approb., poems, add. t.pl.] - [Text with pl.]; Register - Bericht an den Buchbinder; Errata.

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece to Volume I is signed as drawn by J. de Sandrart and engraved by C.G. Amling; that of Volume II is signed as drawn by Sandrart and engraved by R. Collin. The portrait in Volume I is signed as painted by J.U. Mair and engraved by P. Kilian; that in Volume II is signed as engraved by R. Collin. Many plates are signed as drawn by Sandrart and engraved by R. Collin or other engravers (J. Franck, G.A. Wolfgang, J.G. Waldreich, I.I. Thourneyser, Melchior Küsell, G. C. Eimmart, B. Kilian, Jacob Sandrart, Joh. Meyer, Susanna von Sandrart, J.A. Boener, C. Meyer). Many plates are unsigned.

The work is dedicated to the world-renowned German nation and to champions and lovers of art ('Der Welt-berühmten Teutschen Nation ... Kunst-Helden und Kunstliebenden').


National Gallery (Washington), Mark J. Millard, III (1998), no. 111; F.W. H. Hollstein, German engravings ... ca. 1400-1700 (1954-), 38-41.
Anna Schreurs, Unter Minerva schutz: bildung durch kunst in Joachim von Sandrarts 'Teutscher Academie' (2012)

Summary Note

In addition to the main title-page each part has its own title-page, as follows: 'Der Teutschen Academie Zweyter Theil' (Nürnberg, 1675); 'Der Teutschen Academie Zweyter und lester Haupt-Theil (Nürnberg, MDCLXXIX); (half-title) 'Der Teutscher Academie Andren Haupt-Theils zweyter Theil'; 'Der Tetschen Academie Zweyten Haupt-Theils Dritter Theil' (Nürnberg, MDCLXXIX).

The work includes first-hand accounts of some of Sandrart's German and other contemporaries - including Claude Lorrain (II Th., III Buch, 23 Cap.) and Testa.


Facsimiles were published in 1994 (Nordlinger) and 1971 (Farnborough, UK: Gregg).


Purchased April (or later in) 1779 ('Paid for Books Sandrart £11:11s.', RA Treasurer's Account Book 1768-1795).

Binding Note

20th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; red morocco spine-labels lettered 'Sandrart', spines lettered 'I (II)'. Bound with 'P. Ovidii Nas. Metamorphosis, Oder, Des verblümten Sinns' (Nürnberg, 1679).


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Art History - Biography - Germany - 17th century