Auction 135, Lot 743

"Trophee Eleve a la Gloire des Premiers Heros de la Liberte Germanique et a Celle de Leurs Decendants", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Germany, Heraldry

Period: 1715-19 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.8 x 13.5 inches
45.2 x 34.3 cm

This handsome folio sheet is composed of an elaborate tree showing the heroes and heroines of Germany, with dozens of coat of arms and family crests. The tree structure emanates from a large golden tankard adorned by several royal and Catholic crowns and the black, double-headed eagle seen on many German and Austrian crests. It is a stunning composition that is filled with symbolism. Extensive key in French text boxes to either side of the composition.

References:

Condition: A+

Fine impression and coloring on a sheet of hand laid paper with wide, original margins.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/16/2011

Archived