GENEALOGIE DE LA MAISON DE HESSE CASSEL, AVEC SES DIFERENTES BRANCHES, SES TITRES, SES ETATS, ET SES ALLIANCES.

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Henri Chatelain


Genealogie de la Maison de Hesse Cassel, avec ses Diferentes Branches, ses Titres, ses Etats, et ses Alliances.

Copper plate engraving printed on fine laid paper, 1720
13 7/8 x 18 3/8" (353 x 467 mm) plus margins.
Good condition. Black and white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 36552
Price: $75.00
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 fold out chart is the fourteenth plate in volume two. Adorned with two ornate crests, this beautiful plate outlines the family tree of the German Hesse-Cassel line. The line of Hesse-Cassel was founded in 1567 by William IV, the eldest son of Philip the Magnanimous. On his father's death he received one half of Hesse, with Cassel as its capital; and this formed the landgraviate of Hesse Cassel. This impressive chart follows the Hesse-Cassel lineage from Henry III to the branches of his descendents at the close of the seventeenth century. 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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