1740 The abbey of Pfäfers, St. Gallen, Switzerland - Bird’s eye view hand colour
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.
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.