[France] S. Ludovicus Gallorum Rex.
Copper engraving. 400 x 293mm. 15¾ x 11½". Repaired tear across centre of image and other damage on this very rare print.
Louis IX (1214-1270) known as Saint Louis. He worked with the Parliament of Paris in order to improve the professionalism of his administration in regards to legal actions. He is the only canonised King of France; he is considered the model of the ideal Christian monarch. Here he stands depicted as King of France with a crown holding a sceptre with a fleur-de-lys on the end.
[Ref: 17605] £90.00