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Imp . Caes. Albertus PI. FE. Aug. Rex Ger. Hun. Boh.
Imp . Caes. Albertus PI. FE. Aug. Rex Ger. Hun. Boh.
[drawn by Pietro Aquila.]
[Rome: Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi, c.1681.]
Engaving, sheet 150 x 130mm (6 x 5"). Trimmed from a larger sheet, laid on album paper with later letterpress biography.
A portrait of Albert II of Germany (1397-1439), king of Hungary and Croatia, Bohemia and Germany, published in the 'Effigies Romanorum Imperatorum Ex Antiqus Numismatibus...', a multi-sheet wall chart of portraits of both classical Roman emperors and Holy Roman Emperors taken from coins, plus three blanks for future emperors and an allegorical scene. In 1438 he was chosen 'King of the Romans', a step to becoming Holy Roman Emperor, but he was never crowned emperor.
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Maximilianus Rom. Rex.
Maximilianus Rom. Rex.
[drawn by Pietro Aquila.]
[Rome: Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi, c.1681.]
Engaving, sheet 150 x 130mm (6 x 5"). Trimmed from a larger sheet, laid on album paper with later letterpress biography.
A portrait of King of the Romans and Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian (1459-1519), published in the 'Effigies Romanorum Imperatorum Ex Antiqus Numismatibus...', a multi-sheet wall chart of portraits of both classical Roman emperors and Holy Roman Emperors taken from coins, plus three blanks for future emperors and an allegorical scene. Sigismund is best remembered for establishing the Habsburg dynasty in Spain through the marriage of his son Philip to Joanna of Castile in 1498.
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Effigies Romanorum Imperatorum Ex Antiqus Numismatibus…
Effigies Romanorum Imperatorum Ex Antiqus Numismatibus…
Petro Aquila Parormitano delineante.
Romæ Anno Sal. MDCLXXXI [1681, but c.1715] Cura, et sumptibus Io. Iacobi de Rubeis prope Templum S.Mariæ de Pace. Cum Privilegio Sum Pont.
10 engraved sheets (of 14), each c. 580 x 400mm. A few repairs.
114 [of 162] portraits of both classical Roman emperors and Holy Roman Emperors taken from coins, plus three blanks for future emperors and an allegorical scene. The last emperor shown is Charles VI of Austria, emperor from 1711 to 1740.
[Ref: 1676]   £1,200.00  
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Sigismundus dei Gratia Roman Imp. Caro IIII F P AV.
Sigismundus dei Gratia Roman Imp. Caro IIII F P AV.
[drawn by Pietro Aquila.]
[Rome: Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi, c.1681.]
Engaving, sheet 150 x 130mm (6 x 5"). Trimmed from a larger sheet, laid on album paper with later letterpress biography.
A portrait of Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund of Luxemburg (1368-1437), published in the 'Effigies Romanorum Imperatorum Ex Antiqus Numismatibus...', a multi-sheet wall chart of portraits of both classical Roman emperors and Holy Roman Emperors taken from coins, plus three blanks for future emperors and an allegorical scene. Sigismund is best remembered for leading the last Crusade and having the Czech religious reformer, Jan Hus, burned at the stake for heresy in July 1415.
[Ref: 45389]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Judgement of Solomon.]
[The Judgement of Solomon.] Ad Testem, in Iudicio, Naturam vocavit Sapientiss. Salomon et vera Mater Filium dimidiari non est passa.
[after Pietro Aquila.]
[Rome: Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi, c.1675.]
Engraving. Sheet 235 x 270mm (9¼ x 10½"). Trimmed close to printed border on three sides, into inscription area at bottom, losing publication line, mounted on album paper, old ink mss. in title area. Damaged.
The Judgement of Solomon, showing a soldier about to cut the baby in half. Jewish interest.
[Ref: 40495]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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