Georgius D.G. Mag: Britanniae Franciae et Hiberniae Rex Fidei Defensor Brun: et Lunen: Dux. S.R.J. Arch: Thesau: et Princeps Elector & Inauguratus XX die Octobris 1714.
Sold by H. Overton at ye White Horse Without Newgate. [n.d., c.1730.]
Mezzotint with very large margins. Plate 355 x 253mm. 14 x 10". Repaired tears to margins.
King George I (1660-1727) 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.
CS: 71, ii/ii.
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