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BENFARD, J. Ph., Dr.
Uebersicht der Geschichte der Deutschen Kaiser und Könige.

Published
Frankfurt am Main: Heinrich Keller 1854.
Plates
50
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
Frankfurt am Main: Heinrich Keller 1854.
Ref
1261

8vo. (20.5 x 13 cm.) pp. iv+(2)+112. Original red cloth with blind stamped border, gilt title and gilt stamped vignette of Frankfurt showing Römer Square and the town hall, green patterned endpapers, blue paper shelf label to foot of (sunned) spine. Original hand-coloured engraved frontispiece showing the Kaisersaals (Emperor's Hall) of the Römer. Original hand-coloured engraved plates with portraits of the 52 German emperors discussed in architectural surrounds, as they are on the walls of the Kaisersaals, with their latin mottos appended. Frontispiece, and all plates have tissue guards. Small ink spots on tissue guard to frontispiece. Tissue guard facing p.44 present but detached - else very good. A chronological chart detailing the artist and donor behind each portrait commission precedes the text along with an alphabetical index of the emperors. The text, in gothic type, comprises short biographies of the 52 emperors ordered chronologically. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontispiece. Der Kaisersaal in Frankfurt a/m. 2. Karl der Grosse. 768-814. 3. Ludwig der Fromme. 814-840. / Ludwig der Deutsche. 840-876. 4. Arnulph und Ludwig der Kind. 887-899 und 899-911. / Karl der Dicke. 876-887. 5. Konrad I. 912-918. 6. Heinrich I. 918-936. 7. Otto I. 936-974. 8. Otto II. 974-983. 9. Otto III. 983-1002. 10. Heinrich II. 1002-1024. 11. Konrad II. 1024-1039. 12. Heinrich III. 1039-1056. 13. Heinrich IV. 1056-1106. 14. Heinrich V. 1106-1125. 15. Lothar. 1125-1137. 16. Konrad III. 1137-1152. 17. Friedrich I. 1152-1190. 18. Heinrich VI. 1190-1197. 19. Philipp. 1197-1208. 20. Otto IV. 1208-1218. 21. Friedrich II. 1218-1250. 22. Rudolph I. 1273-1291. 23. Adolph. 1251-1298. 24. Albrecht I. 1298-1308. 25. Heinrich VII. 1308-1313. 26. Friedrich von Oesterreich. 1313-1330. 27. Ludwig der Bayer. 1314-1347. 28. Gunther. 1349. 29. Karl IV. 1349-1378. 30. Wenzel. 1378-1400. 31. Ruprecht. 1400-1410. 32. Sigismund. 1411-1437. 33. Albrecht II. 1437-1439. 34. Friedrich III. 1439-1493. 35. Maximilian I. 1493-1519. 36. Karl V. 1519-1556. 37. Ferdinand I. 1556-1564. 38. Maximilian II. 1564-1576. 39. Rudolph II. 1576-1612. 40. Mathias. 1612-1619. 41. Ferdinand II. 1619-1637. 42. Ferdinand III. 1637-1657. 43. Leopold I. 1657-1705. 44. Joseph I. 1705-1711. 45. Karl VI. 1711-17 46. Karl VII. 1740-1745. 47. Franz I. 1745-1765. 48. Joseph II. 1765-1790. 49. Leopold II. 1790-1792. 50. Franz II. 1792-1806.