CARTE GENEALOGIQUE DE LA MAISON DE BRUNSUICK-LUNEBOURG; SES DIFFERENTES BRANCHES, SES TITRES ET SES PRETENTIONS.

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Henri Chatelain


Carte Genealogique de la Maison de Brunsuick-Lunebourg; ses Differentes Branches, ses Titres et ses Pretentions.

Copper plate engraving printed on fine laid paper, 1720
14 1/8 x 18 7/8" (358 x 480 mm) plus margins.
Good condition. Black and white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 36553
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 thirteenth plate in volume two. Adorned with two ornate crests, this beautiful plate outlines the family tree of the German Brunswick-Luneburg line, which eventually would become the Hanoverians. 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. Descended from the Guelphs, the Brunswick-Luneburgs were raised to the duchy in 1235 under Otto I of Brunswick. The line would eventually turn into the house of Hanover, which ascended to the throne in 1714, when George I became King of England. Maps

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