The whole state of Europe, or, An hieroglyphick for [the] election of an emperor of Germany [graphic] : being an explanation of those three curious emblematick capital paintings of Sr. R--t W--l's at his house in Chelsea / I.B. Vandrülle in. sculp.

according to act of Parliament, 17 Novr. 1741
Physical Description:
1 print : etching & engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 31.8 x 44.2 cm, on sheet 36.0 x 48.1 cm
Title from item.
"Price 1s"--Lower right corner.
One line of text following title: NB. The beasts represent certain monarchs, and the birds certain kingdoms, the eagle in particular Germany with her nine electors.
Temporary local subject terms: Russian bear -- German eagle and 9 eaglets (electors) -- French fox and fox cub -- Hungarian peacock -- Prussian jay -- British lion -- Dutch goose -- Austrian bull -- Bavarian hound -- Morrocan tunis (camel) -- Swiss bat -- Venetian dolphin -- Walpolian owl -- Spanish griffin -- Swedish ostrich -- Swan of Lorain -- Roman cat -- Danish stork -- Persian rhinoceros -- Turkish elephant -- Norwegian frog -- Pretender's serpent -- Bills: excise, 1741 -- Torches -- German elections, 1741 -- Europe as beehive -- Hanoverian turnips -- Count Joseph Edward Gage, 1678?-1753?
P. Murray Hill; May 1957; Acquisitions no.: 957-5-3-31.
Bound in a collection of 35 prints with armorial book plate: Ex-libris Lichtensteinianis.
With spine title: Caricatures anglaise 1740.
Associated Names:
Vandrülle, I. B. [Printmaker]
Bath, William Pulteney, Earl of, 1684-1764
Cobham, Richard Temple, Viscount, 1669?-1749
National emblems
National emblems -- British
National emblems -- Danish
National emblems -- Dutch
National emblems -- German
Walpole, Robert, Earl of Orford, 1676-1745
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1741
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1741
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
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Call Number:
Folio 724 C2 738
Orbis Record:
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
Digital version