Decree by Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg (1713-1780, ascension to the throne 1735, nephew of Emperor Charles VI and brother-in-law of Frederick the Great, founder of the Collegium Carolinum) concerning carrion places and shooting cabins. Published Brunswick November 5, 1767. 13½ × 16½ in (34.3 × 42 cm). 1 page. With large woodcut initial. With the ducal signature printed together with the L(oco) S(igilli) stamp and that of J. H. v. Bötticher.

Thematically  rarer ,

frame-attractive  broadsheet  determined  for  placarding

( “in the villages and else at the usual places and ends” )

of unused freshness. – On Charles see Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie XV, 266 ff. – Typographic (CBW) and large figurative princely hat watermark.

Decree on carrion places + shooting cabins

Consideration between the lower chase interested in such places and cabins for “felling the game” and the high chase fearing disadvantages by this and also the concern, the game could “be driven out of the wood (by this) to the disadvantage of the public”. Ergo “that none should be allowed to set up a carrion place or shooting cabin in his lower chase under which, however, the craw, starling or other cabins in which only birds are chased are not comprehended”. Forest and hunting servants are urged to enforce such will.

The large V initial with Lower Saxony’s horse and princely hat inserted again lately here in the version with escutcheon, but simultaneously omitting the additional small crown. Decrees between 1705 and 1749 traded here without these attributes.

Of  especially  effective  typography  +  with  untrimmed  wide  margins

along with typographic garnishing out of the ordinary: in the white left margin two traces of the printer’s fingers! Otherwise with double note in pencil on the back and even slight tone.

Offer no. 13,024 / EUR  343. / export price EUR  326. (c. US$ 394.) + shipping

„ Gerne kaufe ich den (1573er) Band … “ & „ Das Buch ist angekommen – wunderschön ! “

(Mr. M. R., June 9 & July 1, 2016 resp.)


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