By ANONYMOUS, 1623
Abilltung wie königliche Maistät in Engelandt Die Artickel Dess Spanischen Heyraths Jur: Bekreftiget Anno 1623 Illustration of His Majesty in England signing the Spanish Marriage treaty in the year 1623
- Author: ANONYMOUS
- Publication place: [Frankfurt or Cologne
- Publisher: Erasmus Kempffer or Abraham Hogenberg
- Publication date: 1627].
- Physical description: Engraving with contemporary hand colour.
- Dimensions: 296 by 358mm. (11.75 by 14 inches).
- Inventory reference: 12520
The top left section of the print shows James I in the Chapel Royal, signing a treaty between England and Spain. The treaty aimed on Spain’s side to prevent the entry of England into the Thirty Years’s War and stop the attack on Spanish vessels in the Americas; for James’s part, he was offered half a million pounds and the hand of the Spanish Infanta Maria Anna for his son Charles. On the right, James is shown feasting with the Spanish ambassador, the Count of Gondomar. Underneath, James is shown in procession with his retinue, above a view of the city of London from the south bank of the Thames, showing the old St Paul’s Cathedral.