("Wie boven zynen staet, verwaent zich durf verheffen ...)" Einblattdruck (Kupferstich mit mont. typographischem Text in zwei Spalten), wohl von R. de Hooghe. O. O., Dr. und Jahr (1689). Blattgröße: 49,5 x 44,5 cm. (125)
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Landwehr S. 225 (mit Abb.). Muller 2773. – Karikatur von Jakob II. von England und Ludwig XIV. von Frankreich zur Glorious Revolution 1688. – Oben links kleine Nebenansichten mit der Einnahme von Philippsburg durch französische Truppen im Jahre 1688 sowie der Zerstörung von Kaiserslautern durch Truppen Ludwigs XIV. 1689 im Pfälzer Erbfolgekrieg. – Unter der Ansicht (34 x 38,5 cm) zweispaltiger holländischer Text. – Unser Exemplar (abgesehen vom Fußtitel) identisch mit der Abbildung bei Landwehr, ein Vergleichsexemplar im British Museum hat einen anderen Fußtext (Legende 1-6). – Es fehlt der zweizeilige Fußtitel in zwei Spalten unter der Darstellung. – Mit einigen geklebten oder ergänzten Ein- und Ausrissen meist außerhalb der Darstellung, unten zwei hs. Notate, geglättet, leicht angestaubt.

From a series of anti-catholic caricatural prints on James II, Louis XIV and the Pope (all catholic) and in favour of William III (protestant), alluding to the religious and political turmoil in England in 1688. – A Dutch broadside on the arrival in England of William of Orange, with an etching formerly attributed to de Hooghe. In the centre stands James II (1) alarmed at the sight of William and his forces; he turns towards Louis XIV who takes James’s right hand while turning to point with his sword, in his left hand, towards Emperor Leopold and his generals (4) on the left-hand side of the scene. In the foreground, seated on the ground is Cardinal Furstenberg (5) recoiling in horror at the Emperor. Behind him is Father Petre (6) holding a volume of papers, a monk at his side holding a sword and flaming gallows, addresses two English peers (7) who offer their loyalty to James if he will maintain the former laws, including the Test Act; in the foreground are further documents and a chest and bags of money. On the right, Father Petre appears again, carrying the Prince of Wales who holds a doll in the form of a jester; the miller’s wife (the child’s alleged mother), bare-breasted, holds in one hand a bag of money while she makes a gesture of secrecy towards Petre; two monks and two Quakers look on. Behind them, William III and his generals oversee the landing of the Dutch forces. On the left, behind the Emperor, is a triumphal arch under which are Turkish heads on pikes; the arch is decorated with three medallions illustrating a mountain giving birth to a mouse, the fall Phaeton, and Jesuits surrounding a globe fallen from heaven, and a series of reliefs of battles, including Philippsburg and Kaiserslautern. – Missing the two-lines of foot title below the image. – With some backed or bestored damages and tears mostly outside of the image, two manusprict notes on the bottom, smoothed and slightly dusty.