Auction 162, Lot 53

"Stamm Baum des Allerdurchlauchtigsten Grossmaechtigst, und Unuberwindlichsten Fursten und Herrn Herrn Carl des VII...", Seutter/Lotter

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1747 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.7 x 22.5 inches
50 x 57.2 cm

This fascinating and highly decorative sheet depicts the genealogy of Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor, and the House of Wittelsbach in a traditional "family tree" style. There are two coats-of-arms, one for the House of Wittelsbach, which is being held by a lion hoisting a sword, and the other for Charles VII, which has a herald angel flying above it. A king lies in repose under the tree. An elaborate title cartouche incorporating numerous allegorical figures appears at bottom left with an explanation of the abbreviations used underneath it.

References:

Condition: A

Nice impression and color with a light printer's crease at lower right. Several minor edge tears are confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $130

Closed on 4/26/2017

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