Nuova Carta del Ducato di Lucemburgo e della conteadi namur

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Article ID EUB2252

Title

Nuova Carta del Ducato di Lucemburgo e della conteadi namur

Description

Map shows Luxembourg with its bordering countries

Year

ca. 1735

Artist

Tirion (1705-1765)

Isaak Tirion (1705 1765) was a Dutch bookseller and publisher. He is known for his Hedendaagsche historie (Modern History) and his Vaderlandse Historie, both historical reference works illustrated with engravings by leading Amsterdam artists. Of particular interest today are his map works, such as the United Netherlands in twelve parts and "Tegenwoordige Staat van alle Volken" ("Present State of All Nations") in 45 parts. Some of his atlases were published after his death, such as the Atlas van Zeeland in 1760, which was published again and again until 1784.

Historical Description

Officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg,in the 14th and early 15th centuries, three members of the House of Luxembourg reigned as Holy Roman Emperors. In 1437, the House of Luxembourg suffered a succession crisis, precipitated by the lack of a male heir to assume the throne, which led to the territories being sold by Duchess Elisabeth to Philip the Good of Burgundy. In the following centuries, Luxembourg's fortress was steadily enlarged and strengthened by its successive occupants, the Bourbons, Habsburgs, Hohenzollerns and the French.

Dimensions (cm)27,50 x 32
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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