Franciscus de Moncada,Marchio De A˙tona, Comes de ossona Illustrissimus et excellentissimus, in Prouinc˙s Belgicis Terra, Marique, Belli et Pacis summus Prefectus.
Cum Priuil S. C. M. [Haarlem, The Netherlands, c.1644.]
Engraving, first state before number, sheet 405 x 280mm. 16 x 11". A very fine impression.
Francisco de Moncada, the Marqués de Aytona (1586 - 1635) was a Spanish diplomat, soldier and writer of the early 17th century. He was also a governor of the Spanish Netherlands. He wears armour, set in an oval surrounded by an ornamental border with fruit garlands. Moncada served as the Spanish ambassador to the Holy Roman Emperor for a time. The emperor Ferdinand II was very impressed with him. Plate 21 from a series of 22 titled 'Ferdinandus II et III Imperatorum Domus Austriacĉ Potentissimi...', published by Pieter Soutman (1580 - 1657). After Anthony van Dyck (1599 - 1641).
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