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Vue de Philadelphie

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Article ID AMU0799
Artist Leizelt
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.
Title Vue de Philadelphie
Year ca. 1750
Description Map shows the city of Philadelphia with beautiful ship representation
The discovery of America signifies the first sighting of the American continent by seafarers. Before Columbus' arrival in 1492, North America may have had more inhabitants than Europe at that time. In 1497, the Genoese John Cabot (actually: Giovanni Caboto) was the first European to set foot on North American soil since the Vikings. However, no permanent settlements were established for the time being. St. Augustine in Florida, founded by the Spanish in 1565, is considered the first city on the North American mainland and is also the oldest city in the United States. In the European conquest of North America, four states stood out, each of which facilitated the seizure: England was under pressure to emigrate, in part because of religion, and thus was able to represent the largest group numerically. France had special skills in dealing with indigenous peoples, which later led to the only mixed ethnic group, the Métis .Netherlands had the financial resources to establish colonies in North America. Spain had enormous military potential because of its battle experience. In 1604, the King of England, James I, divided his North American colonies as follows: The area from the 1st to the 41st parallel is said to be settled by the Virginia Company of London, the area from the 41st to the 45th degree by the Plymouth Company. 1607 is considered the founding year of the first permanent colony of English settlers on the east coast of America. There was a collision between three cultures: Indians, white settlers and slaves from Africa. In that year, the first settlers from England landed at Jamestown, followed by the (better known) Pilgrims on the Mayflower in what is now the state of Massachusetts. These could find shelter directly in the abandoned Indian settlements. The coastal Indians were now ready to cooperate and had established Plymouth the English gateway to North America.
Place of Publication Augsburg
Dimensions (cm)31 x 40
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


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