Abbildung der Fontaine Welche Anno 1687 zu angedencken der in diesem Jahr erhaltenen Kaÿserlichen großen Victorï beÿ Sicklos wider den Erbfeind und der darauf erfolgten Königlichen Ungarischen Erb Crönung, Auff den Neuen-Bau zu Nürnberg ist auffgerichtet worden J.G. Erasmus fecit
Nuremberg, [anonymous publisher], 1687
This print depicts the massive sandstone Triton fountain installed in the Neuen Bau in Nuremberg (now Maximiliansplatz), in 1689, to commemorate the Emperor Leopold I’s victories during Spring-Summer 1687 in the campaign against the Turks, and the coronation on 9 December 1687, of his son, Joseph (1678-1711), as King of Hungary. The sculptor, generally identified as Johann Leonhard Bromig (1670-1740), took as his model Bernini’s fountain in the Piazza Barberini in Rome (1642-1643), mediated through an unidentified source. It is Bromig’s first known project and also the earliest print of Johann Georg Erasmus, the son of the designer and cabinet-maker Georg Caspar Erasmus, who became a prolific draughtsman and architect in Nuremberg.