Eucharisticon Deo Aedificanti, Beatissimae Virgini Mariae Opitulanti, Sanctis Martyribus, Faustino, Simplicio Et Beatrici, Patrocinantibus, Eminentissimo Ac Celsissimo S.R.I. Principi Ac Domino, Domino Joanni Friderico Carolo, Dei Gratia S. Sedis Moguntinae Archi-Episcopo &c. &c. Consecranti, In Dedicatione Solenni Et Prima Novae Basilicae Amorbacensis Devotissime Recitatum: Accinente Propheta: Magna Est Gloria Domus Istius Novissimae, Engelbertinae, Plusquam Primae. Aggae 2. v. 10. Anno MDCCXXXVII. Die V. Novembris. [Sub-title:] Die von Gott gezierte mit dem Lamm vermählte Geistliche Braut; als… Joannes Frider. Carolus… das herrlich-schöne neu-erbaute Gottes-Haus eines hochlöbl. Closters Amorbach 1747 hochfeyerlich einzuweyhen gnädigst geruheten
Frankfurt am Main, Franz Varrentrapp, 1747
A volume commemorating the rebuilding of the Benedictine abbey church at Amorbach in Lower Franconia (suppressed in 1803, now Fürstlich Leiningensche Hofkirche). The abbey had been founded in the eighth century and in 1734, during millennial celebrations, it was decided to rebuild its church. Plans were drawn by the Mainz court architect Maximilian von Welsch and construction commenced in 1742; by 1744, the “crème de la crème” of South German Rococo decorators were working in the church: the stuccoists Johann Michael Feichtmayr and Johann Georg Üblherr, and the painter Matthäus Günther. The new church was consecrated on 5 November 1747 by the Archbishop of Mainz, Johann Friedrich Karl von Ostein, although it was not yet finished (Hochaltar and Chorgitter, completed 1750; Kanzel, 1752; Westorgel, 1782). The first of the two folding engravings is a front and side elevation showing the spires and buttresses which Von Welsch had designed for the church, not as built. The second engraving, a ground plan and section, drawn by the architect Johann Georg Bernard Fischer for the engraver Johann Balthasar Gutwein, suggests rather than represents the stucco and painted decoration; it also appears to antedate completion of the church. Only four copies can be traced, all in Germany.