CARTE GENEALOGIQUE DES SOUVERAINS DE L’EUROPE ISSUS D’EGA, MAJORDOME PENDANT LE REGNE DE DAGOBERT ROI DE FRANCE.

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Henri Chatelain


Carte Genealogique des Souverains de l’Europe Issus d’Ega, Majordome Pendant le Regne de Dagobert Roi de France.

Copper plate engraving printed on fine laid paper, 1720
14 3/4 x 19 7/8" (375 x 505 mm) plus margins.
Good condition. Black and white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 36569
Price: $95.00
Publisher : Published in Amsterdam by L’Honore & Chatelain.
This impressive 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 forth plate in volume two. This highly detailed plate charts the royal line of the great Frankish major, Aega. As early as the 14th century the Hapsburgs attempted to trace the origin of their descendants. By the 17th century it was believed that the Hapsburgs descended from the Etichoni, the dukes of Alsace, who could be traced back to Wago, the Count of Montreuil in 512. Aega, the influential palace mayor during the reign of Clovis II, came directly from Wago’s line. Believing the current theories regarding the Hapsburgs, Chatelain obviously constructed this complicated chart in the hopes of tracing the dynasty back to Aega. This highly detailed plate is a wonderful example from Chatelain’s important text. Maps

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