Kriegl.   Georg Christof     - Rare. A limited number of copies printed for VIP guests.
Erb-Huldigung,
Welche der Allerdurchleuchtigst-Grobmachtigsten FRAUEN/FRAUEN MARIAE THERESIAE, Zu Hungarn,r und Boheim Konigin, Alls Ertz-Herzogin zu Oesterreich, Von Denen gesammten Nider-Oesterreichischen Standen/ von Tralaten/ Herren/ Rittern/ auch Stadt und Meardten alleruntertbanigft abgeleget Den 22. Novembris Anno 1740. Und auf Verordnung [sec.] ohl-ermelten Loblichen Herren Standen/ mit allen Umstanden ausfuhrlich beschrieden worden Duch Herrn Georg Christoph Kriegl/ einer Lobl. Sci. Dest. Landschaft Syndicum. (Elaborate printer's border device) Gedruckt zu Wienn in Oesterreich, Ben Yohann Baptist Schilgen, einer Hochlobl. Nider-Oesterreichischen Landschaft Buchbrudern.
FIRST AND SOLE EDITION. 17.3"x11" (280x440mm) Large folio. 1fep. Engraved frontispiece of Empress Mariae-Theresiae. [1] Title page in red and black. [1] (1)4-92. 1fep. With eleven beautiful engraved plates; 4 single page, 1 very long extended 3'11" folding plate of the coronation procession, (see image #6 below) and 6 double page (some of them showing the banquets set up for the ceremony guests). The large folding plate has had a tear expertly repaired. The frontispiece slightly brittle at the edges but not affecting the engraving. Internally very clean with wide 2.5" margins. Full contemporary dark brown calf with a blind stamped coat of arms of the Archduchy of Austria in faded gilt on the top board and those of Austria-Enns on the lower board.. A very handsome copy with a nice patina.
- A magnificent book, that is a testimonial work to commemorate the ceremony of homage (Erbhuldigung) a month after the coronation of Mariae Theresa of Austria, on October 20th, 1740, who succeeded to the throne from her father, Charles VI of Habsburg. Printed in a limited number of copies to be distributed to entitled guests. The last 6 of the magnificent engraved copper plates depict richly laid tables for the royal lunch with the guests already at the table and with a list of the entitled ones. The plates engraved by Muller GA from drawings by A. Altomonte, who was architect and engineer of the court. Six of the plates were first used in Gulich’s description of the entry of Joseph 1 on 22nd September, 1705. This is an uncommon and very scarce book. The plates are especially interesting to the cookery book collector, in that they convey the laid tables and lavish banqueting set-up for the highest layer of Austrian society of that time.

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