CARTE GENEALOGIQUE DE LA MAISON DE NASSAU, DANS LAQUELLE Lâ??ON FAIT REMARQUER, SON ORIGINE, ET LES DIFERENTES BRANCHES, QU'ELLE A FORMEE, SES ARMES , SES TITRES, ET SES DIVERSES ALLIANCES.

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Henri Chatelain


Carte Genealogique de la Maison de Nassau, dans Laquelle lâ??on Fait Remarquer, son Origine, et les Diferentes Branches, Qu'elle a Formee, ses Armes , ses Titres, et ses Diverses Alliances.

Copper plate engraving printed on fine laid paper, 1720.
14 3/4 x 35 1/4" (375 x 896 cm) plus margins.
Good condition. Creases in sheet where it has been folded to fit into atlas. Right sheet slightly darker then left. Black and white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 36545
Price: $75.00
Publisher : Published in Amsterdam by Lâ??Honore & Chatelain.
This expansive genealogical chart is a wonderful example of Chatelain’s elegant engravings. Included in the 1720 edition of Atlas Historique, published by Chatelain in Amsterdam, this large fold-out chart is the twentieth plate in volume two. Adorned with two ornate crests, this beautiful plate outlines the family tree of the celebrated Nassau dynasty. Their various titles and arms are all explained and the different county states are also accounted for. Chatelain has included copious biographical notes throughout, and the whole plate is carefully drawn and artistically conceived. The Nassau dynasty belonged to the highest noble families in Germany and the Netherlands. There were several distinct branches all of which controlled vast tracts of land. One of the lines inherited the Netherlands and came to be known as the house of Orange, while the other controlled most of Luxembourg. Maps

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