GENEALOGIE DE LA MAISON DE WIRTEMBERG, SES DIFERENTES BRANCHES, SES TITRES ET SES ALLIANCES.

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Henri Chatelain


Genealogie de la Maison de Wirtemberg, ses Diferentes Branches, ses Titres et ses Alliances.

Copper plate engraving printed on fine laid paper, 1720
14 1/4 x 18 1/8" (362 x 461 mm) plus margins.
Good condition. Black and white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 36549
Price: $85.00
Publisher : Published in Amsterdam by L’Honore & Chatelain.
This handsome 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 chart is the fifteenth plate in volume two. Adorned with two ornate crests, this beautiful plate outlines the family tree of the German Wirtemberg, or Württemberg, line. Württemberg was one of the principle states on the border of Baden. The various territories were subdivided among the branches of the family, but in 1482 Count Eberhard V declared it a unified state. It was raised to ducal rank in 1495, but was sold to Charles V in 1520. It was continually the scene of fighting in the wars of the 17th and 18th centuries and remained one of the most contested regions in Germany. 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. Maps

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