Auction 132, Lot 699

"Carte du Gouvernement Ecclesiastique Civil et Militaire de l'Empire, de l'Ordre Teutonique, et de Malte, et des Villes Anseatiques", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Miscellany

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.5 x 13.5 inches
44.5 x 34.3 cm

This is an interesting historical sheet containing illustrations and explanations (in French text) of the Order of Teutonic Knights, Order of Malta, and the Villes Anseatiques. The Order of Teutonic Knights and the Order of Malta are ancient Roman Catholic orders formed during the crusades to provide aid to pilgrims to the Holy Land. The Order of Teutonic Knights then launched the Prussian Crusade and created the independent Monastic State of the Teutonic Knights in Prussia, Lithuania, Courland, Livonia, and Estonia. Following the loss of the Holy Land to Muslims, the Order of Malta built a powerful fleet and protected Christian trade in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Villes Anseatiques, or the cities of the old Hanseatic League, was an economic alliance of trading cities and their guilds that established and maintained a trade monopoly along the coast of Northern Europe.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $175

Closed on 6/2/2010

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