FISCHER VON ERLACH, Johann Bernhard
(b. 1656, Graz, d. 1723, Wien)

Engraving from Entwurff einer historischen Architektur

1721
Engraving
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna

Fischer von Erlach's book is a folio of engravings showing the roots of modern architecture. For Fischer, examples of exotic architecture like the pyramids of Egypt were just as important as the visual representation and depiction of Deinocrates' works as recorded in Vitruvius.

The picture shows the first design for Schönbrunn (plate 2, vol. IV).