Trieste un soir de Fete.

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Article ID EUI4870


Trieste un soir de Fete.


View shows the harbour and the city of Trieste in Italy on a festive evening with fireworks and many ships in front.


ca. 1880



Historical Description

At the time of the foundation of Aquileia by the Romans, the area around Trieste was inhabited by Celtic and Illyrian tribes. Trieste was Habsburg-Austrian from 1382 to 1918. On September 30, 1382, Duke Leopold III accepted the voluntary submission of the city of Trieste in the castle of Graz. Apart from repeated brief occupations (especially in 1508/09) by Venice and the Napoleonic period, Trieste remained part of Habsburg Austria until the end of the First World War. Trieste's rise in the Danube Monarchy began in 1719 with Charles VI's elevation of the city to free port status - a status it retained until 1891. Charles' successors Maria Theresa and Joseph II supported Trieste's economic boom by creating important urban quarters, the "Maria Theresa City" (Borgo Teresiano) northeast of today's main square and the "Joseph City" (Borgo Giuseppino) southwest. In 1804 Trieste became part of the newly founded Empire of Austria, further as part of the Littoral. Under Napoleon, Trieste was added to the Illyrian Provinces in 1809 and thus became French until 1814. This short period left its mark in neoclassical buildings such as the Trieste Opera Teatro Verdi, built according to the plans of the architect Matthaeus Pertsch. In 1813, Austria reconquered Trieste under General Christoph Freiherr von Lattermann. After the Congress of Vienna in 1815, Trieste was incorporated into the newly created Kingdom of Illyria within the Austrian Empire. Trieste, together with Istria and Eastern Friuli, was formally annexed to Italy only in 1919.

Place of Publication Paris
Dimensions (cm)25 x 35 cm
ConditionPerfect condition
TechniqueWood engraving


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