Entry of the Count of Thurn and Taxis into Hemissen

Wenceslaus Hollar Bohemian
Subject Lamoral Claudius Franz, Count of Thurn and Taxis German
Subject Alexander Roelants Dutch

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In 1649 the count of Thurn and Taxis inherited the postal monopoly for the Holy Roman Empire, and the next year he and his wife visited the imperial postmaster for the Netherlands, Alexandre Roelants. This plate commemorates the entry into Hemissem; three coaches and horsemen arriving along sunken avenue of trees between two lines of soldiers; cannon and trumpeters in the foreground at right, village and landscape in the background.

Entry of the Count of Thurn and Taxis into Hemissen, Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London), Etching; only state

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