Zusammenkunft Jhrer Majestaten...Entrevue De Leurs Majestes...[Francis I of Austria and Nicholas I of Russia] Munchengratz 10 September 1833.
Journal pitoresque. Eigenthum der Herausgeber Wolf und Weissenbach [n.d., c.1850].
Fine coloured lithograph, sheet 330 x 440mm. 13 x 17¼".
Münchengrätz, now in the Czech Republic, saw Prussia, Austria and Russia sign the Munchengratz Agreement in September 1833. This established a three-power alliance to 'support conservative causes' in Europe and the wider world. To counter the Munchengratz Agreement, Britain, France, Spain and Portugal signed the Quadruple Treaty in April 1834. This established the idea of two opposing power blocs in European politics for the first time. The first major event in which the two sides opposed each other was the Portuguese throne crisis of 1833-39. Francis II (1768 – 1835) was the last Holy Roman Emperor, ruling from 1792 until 6 August 1806, when he dissolved the Empire after the disastrous defeat of the Third Coalition by Napoleon at the Battle of Austerlitz. In 1804 he had founded the Austrian Empire and became Francis I of Austria (Franz I.), the first Emperor of Austria, ruling from 1804 to 1835. Nicholas I (1796 – 1855), was the Emperor of Russia from 1825 until 1855. Fine original colour. Publisher's blindstamp lower centre.
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