Prospect des Königlichen Zollhausses in dem Hafen zu Port Mahon auf der Insul Minorca in dem Mittelländischen

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Article ID EUE1979


Prospect des Königlichen Zollhausses in dem Hafen zu Port Mahon auf der Insul Minorca in dem Mittelländischen


Representation of the harbour of Mahon in Minorca.


ca. 1770



In the 18th century, the art of instrument making experienced a new boom in Augsburg. It is closely associated with the name of Georg Friedrich Branders (1713–1783), whose products were well received across Europe. On the music side, Johann Andreas Stein and his daughter Nannette Streicher made a name for themselves. Georg Friedrich Branders was one of the favorite piano makers of the Mozart family, Nannette Streicher learned this craft from her father, but moved to Vienna around 1800, where she ran her own musical salon and among other things. conducted a lively correspondence with Ludwig van Beethoven, who would probably never have written his best works without her instruments. In the 18th century, Augsburg was also one of the most important print product centers in Europe. On December 13, 1703, Augsburg was occupied by Bavarian troops under Elector Maximilian II Emanuel during the War of the Spanish Succession, but they had to vacate it again in 1704.

Historical Description

Menorca was influenced by many peoples: Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Moors, Spanish, British and French. In 425 the Vandals under Gunderic took possession of the Balearic Islands and with them Menorca. Around 560 they came under the Eastern Roman Empire, from the latter to the Republic of Pisa and in 798 into the hands of the Moors and then - after a Frankish interlude - belonged to the Caliphate of Cordoba. Menorca was reconquered by the Moors in 1287 under Alfonso III, and the entire Muslim population was enslaved. Menorca now belonged to the Crown of Aragon, as did Catalonia. At times, together with parts of Catalonia, they formed an independent state ruled by a collateral line of the Aragonese royal house, the Kingdom of Mallorca. In 1344, Peter IV of Aragon conquered the Balearic Islands. Now the islands were united with the ancestral lands of the dynasty. Finally, through the union of the crowns of Aragon and Castile, they became part of the Spanish monarchy. In 1708 Maó was conquered by the British. The Peace of Utrecht (1713), which ended the War of the Spanish Succession, awarded Menorca to the British Empire. During the Seven Years' War, the island was occupied by France in 1756, but in the Peace of Paris in 1763 it was again granted to Great Britain. After Spain and France entered the American War of Independence, Spanish-French troops conquered the island in 1782. In the Peace of Versailles (1783), Great Britain had to formally return the island to Spain, but from 1798 to 1802 Menorca was again occupied by Britain. In 1833, the Spanish province of the Balearic Islands was established.

Dimensions (cm)26 x 38
ConditionUpper and lower margin perfectly replaced
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


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