[Cosimo III de Medici]Princeps Primogenitus Serenissimi Ferdinandi Secundi Magni Ducis Hetruriae Natus Die 14 Augusti 1642.
Engraving, unfinished; collector's stamp on verso, rare. 215 x 152mm. 8½ x 6". Trimmed with few stains.
Cosimo III de' Medici (1642-1723) was the penultimate Medici Grand Duke of Tsucany. His 53-year long reign was the longest in Tuscan history and was marked by a series of ultra-reactionary laws which regulated prostitution and banned May celebrations. He married Marguerite Louise d'Orleans, a cousin of Louis XIV.
Ex Collection: A. Castagnari, Rome (1881-1940). Lugt: 86a.
[Ref: 24834] £130.00