The War of Austrian Succession is brewing

Kriegl, Georg Christoph. Erb-Huldigung, welche der Allerdurchleuchtigst-Großmächtigsten Frauen, Frauen Mariae Theresiae, zu Hungarn und Böheim Königin, als Ertz-Herzogin zu Oesterreich [...] abgeleget.

Vienna, J. B. Schilg, [1740].

Large folio (276 x 432 mm). 92 pp. With engr. frontispiece and 11 engr. plates (some double-page-sized, one supersized, folded plate). Contemp. calf with giltstamped Old and New Austrian arms on the covers (oxydized). Wide ornamental cover borders.


Splendid publication celebrating the Maria Theresia's attornment by the estates of Lower Austria, a month after the death of her father, Emperor Charles VI. Complete with the supersized view of the great pageant on the Graben, missing from most copies. The frontispiece shows a portrait of the Empress (after Andrea Altomonte); the remaining engravings show the banquet, the procession, and the guests of honour at the coronation festivities.

Some brown- and fingerstaining throughout. Binding rubbed and chafed; some leather defects.


Nebehay/W. 319. Ruggieri 991. Ornamentstichslg. Berlin 2893. Lipperheide Sc16. Vinet 681. Graesse VII, 406.

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