Print Entry of Dutch Ambassador Count von Königsegg into Paris October 23rd 1718 (@1730) / Estampe Entré de l'ambassadeur Néerlandais à Paris 1718

Titre en Hollandais et Latin.

Dominik von Königsegg-Rothenfels fut ambassadeur à Paris entre 1718 et 1722.

Gravure sur cuivre. Avec un regard sur tous les estampes en vente, on peut déduire image par Adolf van der Laan (1685?-1755), gravée par Leon Schenk, et imprimée par Peter Schenk (Le Jeune) à Amsterdam vers 1730.

Image un peu réduit au bas (sort d'une livre?).

Peu commun.

État: très bien, papier un peu brunâtre. Petit trou gauche-bas (hors image).

 

Print with titles in Dutch and Latin:

Intredinge van den Keyserlyke Ambassadeur
de Graaf van Koningsek, tot Parys. Op den
23 October 1718.

  

Introitus Ortoris Imperatorii Comitis Konigsecii 
in urbem Lutetiam 23 oct.1718

 

At bottom: Pet:Schenk Exc: Amst: Cum Priv:

Dominik von Königsegg-Rothenfels served as a diplomat in Paris between 1718 and 1722.

Copper engraving. Based on totality of engravings offered for sale, it looks to be original drawing by Adolf van der Laan (1685?-1755), engraved by Leon Schenk, printed by Peter Schenk the Younger, Amsterdam, around 1730.

Print slight cut-down at bottom (based on far right border - extracted from book?)

Scarce.

Condition: very nice, slight age browning. Small hole LL (outside image)
Dimensions: 21 X 15 3/4 cm

 

Peter Schenk the Younger (born 15 February 1693 in Amsterdam; died: 14 January 1775) was a Dutch engraver and map publisher active in Leipzig.

He was the son of the engraver and map publisher Peter Schenk the Elder who owned a shop in Liepzig and travelled regularly between there and Amsterdam in the 17th century. In 1715 Peter the Younger traveled to Liepzig in order to sell some paintings by Jan van Huchtenburgh and Jan and Willem van Mieris.

 

Lothar Joseph Dominik Graf von Königsegg-Rothenfels (17 May 1673 – Vienna 8 December 1751) was an imperial Fieldmarshal.

Lothar was the youngest son of Count Leopold Wilhelm von Königsegg-Rothenfels and Maria Polyxena, Countess Scherffenberg. His parents sent him to the Jesuit school in Besançon, to become a priest. At the age of 16 Lothar became capitular in Salzburg and Passau. Then he was sent to Rome to finish his education.

He served between 1691 and 1699 in the Cuirassier-Regiment "Hohenzollern" in the war against the Turks. Two years later he participated in the Italian campaign under Prince Eugene of Savoy in the War of Spanish Succession (1701–1714). On 5 October 1702 he became a Colonel, and received command of his own Infantry regiment. Later he was promoted to Generalfeldwachtmeister and Feldmarschallleutnant.

He distinguished himself in the Battle of Turin (1706) and received command of the fortification of Mantua. At the end of the war, Lothar played an important role in the negotiations for the Treaty of Rastatt.

Königsegg became commander of the Austrian troops of the newly conquered Habsburg Netherlands, between 1714 and 1717.

Between 1718 and 1722 he served as a diplomat in Paris and Warschau. In 1722 Königsegg became commander in Siebenbürgen, and became Fieldmarshal on 16 October 1723. After that he was a diplomat in The Hague and Madrid. In 1731 he became a Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece.

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