Iacobus 6 Dei Gra Rex Scotor. In Utrunque Paratus.[On verso:] Icones, id est verae imagines virorum doctrina simul et pietate illustrium...quibus adiectae sunt nonnullae picturae quas Emblemata vocant.
Apud Iiannem Laonium. M.D.LXXX. [n.d. c.1580.]
Woodcut and letterpress. 185 x 122mm. 7¼ x 4¾". Minor creasing.
A portrait of James VI of Scotland as a boy (1566-1625). Illustration to Beze's 'Icones' (1580) which contained portraits and biographies of many of the greatest figures of the Reformation; it also focuses on Beze's emblems and is also one of the earliest overt uses of the genre by Protestants. The book was dedicated to James VI.
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