A Paris Chez N. de L'Armessin, Rue St. Iacques a la Pome d'Or, Avec Privil du Roy.
Engraving. 165 x 240mm. Light foxing/staining, largely in margins.
Mary of Modena [1658 – 1718], queen consort of James II. Her marriage (1673) to James, then duke of York, was brought about through the influence of Louis XIV of France. Mary was a devout Roman Catholic and when she bore a son in 1688 fear of a Catholic succession precipitated the Glorious Revolution that overthrew her husband. Mary fled to France with her son, James Francis Edward Stuart, and worked tirelessly to advance his claims to the English throne.
Collection of the Royal House of Savoy and Italy.
[Ref: 1647] £80.00