[Frederick the Great of Prussia and His Generals].
Engraving. Rare. Small tears in edges of sheet. Platemark: 460 x 560mm (18 x 22"). Proof before letters.
Hans Joachim von Zieten (1699 - 1786), also known as Ziethenstraße or simply Zieten, was one of the most famous generals of Prussian history and a close confidant of King Frederick the Great. This scene shows Frederick the Great seated, to the left, with Zieten resting his hand on his leader's shoulder, surrounded by a large group of generals, in 1786. Friedrich II was a brilliant military campaigner who, in a series of diplomatic stratagems and wars against Austria and other powers, greatly enlarged Prussia's territories and made Prussia the foremost military power in Europe.
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