Treaty souvenir with typographic design
[Typography]. Wölfs, J. A. after Josef Paul Cserny. Denkmal der Zusammenkunft in Töplitz im September. n.p.: n.p., circa 1813. Lithograph. 19 1/2 by 29 inches (sight). Several letters hand coloured. A few repaired marginal tears, no loss; lined. Matted and handsomely framed.
This obscure curiosity commemorates the Treaty of Töplitz, which was an agreement between Russia, Austria, and Prussia to establish a coalition force against Napoleon I of France, signed on September 19th, 1813. Though the history behind this unusual oddity is fascinating, the visual appeal is it's primary attraction. (#kfk253)
Note: Photographs don't quite convey the charm...