Dom Iuan d'Austriches Viceroy de Naples &c.[In ink underneath:] Naatis Filig Philippi IV.Reg.Hisp. mort. 17. 7br. 1679.
Copper engraving. Plate 158 x 115mm. 6¼ x 4½".
Don Juan Jose de Austria (1629-1679) was a Spanish general and political figure. His father, Philip IV of Spain trained him for military command and political administration from a young age. He was sent to Naples in 1647 to support the viceroy of the time against the popular rising against the royal authority. He was then sent as viceroy to Sicily where he was recalled to complete the pacification of Catalonia. He was viceroy to restore order under a very strict "manu militari", under his father's instruction.
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