[Emperor Charles VI.]Sac. Caes. Maj Geographus.
Engraving. Platemark: 490 x 290mm (19¼ x 11¼"). Sheet slightly toned. Some damage to left and lower margins. Hinged to backing sheet on right edge. Damaged but rare.
A portrait of Charles VI (1685 -1740) full length, turned slightly to the right, facing towards the left, in a long curled wig, wearing armour, a mantle fastened with a jewelled strap, and a sash, his right hand extended with baton. In the background is drapery printed with portraits of emperors and other figures, titled, within ovals. In the lower right corner, a child looks up, wearing a helmet and cape, holding onto a globe which depicts 'Africa', 'America' and 'Europa', with the latin phrase 'Constantia et fortitudine', meaning, 'through perseverance and bravery', below. A crown sits on a plinth with the crest of Charles VI underneath, to the left.
[Ref: 37446] £220.00