antique prints, maps and watercolors

(Hungry, Croatia, Bosnia) George Le Rouge published Paris 1742, $1,500.00

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“Le Royaume de Hongrie la Transilvanie l’Escalavonie la Croatie et la Bosnie”

With a charming cartouche of elephant and alligator “soldiers,” Le Rouge’s map of Hungry published in Paris in 1742 is complete in its detail. The map is cleanly engraved on laid and watermarked paper, presenting a complete historical record of Eastern Europe during the era of the War of Austrian Succession. Upon the death of the Emperor Charles VI (Holy Roman Emperor), his daughter Princess Maria Theresa began her forty year reign. She was to become the last and only female ruler of the House of Hapsburg. An immensely determined and powerful mother of sixteen children (including Marie Antoinette), Maria Theresa  was Queen of Austria, of Hungary, of Croatia, of Bohemia, of Mantua, of Milan, of Galicia, of the Austrian Netherlands and of Parma, as well as Duchess of Lorraine, Grand Duchesse of Tuscany and Holy Roman Empress (this never came to pass). Since female succession was disputed, European princes exploited the opportunity to acquire Hapsburg possessions thereby diminishing their holdings sparking major conflicts and wars. This map is a wonderful historical reference in excellent original condition of 1early 18th century Eastern Europe.

Copperplate engraving with original outline color on laid and watermarked paper
22 ¾ x 30 ½ inches sheet size
Clean and sharp impression in excellent original condition.