[Netherlands] Domicella Magdalena Moonsia.
Petro Soutmanno diri: gente et excudente Harlemi [The Netherlands] 1649. Cum Privilegio.
Engraving with letterpress translation of the Latin inscription into Dutch below plate. 415 x 305mm, 16¼ x 12". A very fine impression.
Magdalena Moons (1541 - 1613), known as the heroine of Leiden (seen over her right shoulder in the background), wearing elaborate dress and holding chain. In 1572, the city sided with the Dutch revolt against Spanish rule and played an important role in the Eighty Years' War. It was besieged from May until October 1574 by the Spanish. Yearly on 3 October, the end of the siege is still celebrated in Leiden. By Cornelis Visscher (1628/9 - 1658), who collaborated with the publisher Pieter Soutman 1649-1650 in a series of four numbered portraits commemorating key figures in the siege story, titled 'Quatour personae ... directore P. Soutmanno Harlemensi'. Numbered 'II' upper centre.
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