"Stamm Baum des Allerdurchlauchtigsten Grossmaechtigst, und Unuberwindlichsten Fursten und Herrn Herrn Carl des VII...", Seutter/Lotter
Subject: Cartographic Miscellany
Period: 1747 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
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.
Nice impression and color with a light printer's crease at lower right. Several minor edge tears are confined to the blank margins.