Iacobus Albanus Ghibbesius, Poeta Laureatus Caesareus. Tot pro Ghibbesio certabunt regna, quot urbes Civem Moeoniden asseruere suum. Athanas: Kircherus H.C.P.An. Aetat. LV.
Alb. Clower incid. Romae. [n.d. c.1666.]
Engraving. 140 x 82mm. 5½ x 3¼". Trimmed; laid onto album sheet
James Alban Gibbes (1611-1677), was an English Catholic. He was son of William Gibbes who was physician to Henrietta Maria. He belonged to the Church of Rome and lived there, after having taken his degree at Oxford. He is noted for his learning and was made Lecturer on Rhetoric at Rome by Pope Alexander VII and in 1667 he was named Poet Laureate by Leopold of Germany. In 1668, eight volumes of poetry, mostly in latin, were published in Rome.
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