The Congress at Vienna in Great Consternation


Transcription of Primary Source

From left to right:

Russia: Beware the ides of March

Austria: It is the part of men to fear and tremble when the most mighty gods, by tokens send such dreadful heralds to astonish us.

Sweden: Why saw you anything more wonderful!!!

Prussia: A Common slave you know him well by sight! Hold up his left hand which did flame and burn like twenty torches join’d; and yet his hand not sensible of fire remain’d unscorch’d!!!

herald: The Hero comes

Napoleon (from the Island of Elba): Tell them I come to settle that part which relates to France.

Curator Notes

Type: Political Cartoon

Exact Title: The Congress at Vienna in great Consternation

Probable Date: ca. 1815


Author/Creator: William Charles Sc.

Place of Publication: Philadelphia

Dimensions: 24.6 x 35.4 cm.

Materials: 1 print : etching, aquatint and roulette


Catalog Number: American Antiquarian Society Polit. Cart. C750