Engraving on a verge type of hand laid paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 26 x 20 cm. The image size is ca. 16.5 x 19.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 10.2 x 7.9 inch. The image size is ca. 6.5 x 7.7 inch.
Plate : Portrait of William III, prince of Orange. William III & II (1650 – 1702) was a sovereign Prince of Orange of the House of Orange-Nassau by birth. From 1672 he governed as Stadtholder William III of Orange (Dutch: Willem III van Oranje) over Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland, and Overijssel of the Dutch Republic. From 1689 he reigned as William III over England and Ireland. This scarse original old antique print / plate originates from: ‘Teatro della Guerra’ by P. Coronelli, 1706.Artists and Engravers: The author of this work is Vincenzo Maria (Padre) Coronelli (1650-1718): Father Corronelli was a Franciscan priest, who spend most of his life in Venice. He was a noted theologian and was appointed as Father General of his order in 1699. At that time he was already famous as a mathematician, cartographer and globe maker. He was very infuential, compiled and engraved over 500 maps. His most well known work is the 2-volume ‘Atlante Veneto’ but is is equally well known for his very large terrestrial and celestial globes. One, 15 feet in diameter he made for Louis XIV of France.
Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Paper a bit frayed. Top and bottom short margins, top margin browned. Slightly damp stained. Paper loss in corners, but well outside image. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-WILLIAM III-PRINCE-NASSAU-ORANGE-NETHERLANDS-CORONELLI