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Auction 176, Lot 706

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

Subject: Heraldry, Germany

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Black & White

17.8 x 13.4 inches
45.2 x 34 cm
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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.


Condition: A

A crisp impression issued folding with a few small tears, including one that just crosses the neatline at bottom, that have all been repaired with archival materials on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $125

Closed on 2/12/2020