The City of Berlin.~Le Ville de Berlin.
Engraving with fine hand colouring, 295 x 435mm Trimmed to platemark
At this time Berlin was the capital of Prussia. The seat of the electors of Brandenburg (after 1701, kings of Prussia) from 1486, Berlin suffered from the Thirty Years War (1618-48), but the reign of Frederick William (1640-88), the Great Elector, restored and improved the city. Occupied in the Seven Years War by Austrian (1757) and Russian (1760) troops and in the Napoleonic Wars by the French (1806-8), Berlin emerged from the conflicts as a center of German Culture, rivaling Vienna.
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