Don toys de requiles: Gouvernadoir de Melane et grand Comandador de Castilles.
Copper engraving, rare, 274 x 184mm. 10¾ x 7¼". Cut, small damage on left.
Philip II (1527-1598) was the King of Spains, Portugal, Naples and Sicily; and whilst married to Mary I, King of England and Ireland. Known as Philip the Prudent, he ruled on the of the world's largest empires spanning across every continent then known to the Europeans. After Philip ascended the Spanish throne in 1556 his royal title, joint with Mary, was: Philip and Mary, by Grace of God King and Queen of England, Spain, France, Jerusalem, both the Sicilies and Ireland, Defenders of the Faith, Archdukes of Austria, Dukes of Burgundy, Milan and Brabant, Counts of Habsburg, Flanders and Tirol. The coat of arms is that of the Duchy of Milan.
[Ref: 15094] £120.00