Georgius I.D.G. Magnae Britanniae Franciae Et Hiberniae Rex ... Et Elector.
Mezzotint, with large margins, watermarked laid paper, 345 x 235mm. 13½ x 9¼". A generally fine impression.
Portrait in oval frame of King George I (1660 - 1727); crown, orb and sceptre and other royal emblems, including coat of arms, below. The great-grandson of James I; he became King in 1714 at the death of Queen Anne under the terms of the Act of Settlement which was designed to ensure a Protestant succession. His coronation was followed by the ill-prepared 1715 Jacobite Rising in Scotland. A distinguished soldier and Elector of Hanover from 1698, George I continued to spend much of his time at Hanover after his accession to the British throne. By Christoph Weigel (1654 - 1725).
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