Henricus Ranzovius Regis Daniae Vicarius,In Ducatib. Slesvi, Holsat. ac Ditmarsiae. DN. in Bredenb. etc,
Engraving, rare with very large margins, printed on 17th century watermarked paper. 180 x 130mm (7 x 5¼"), set in letterpress.
Portrait of Heinrich Rantzau (1526-1598), a Danish economist, astrologer and governor of Schleswig & Holstein, from Dominic Custos's 'Atrium heroicum'. Rantzau was patron to cartographer Mark Jordan and astronomer Tycho Brahe and regularly corresponded with both Gerard Mercator and Braun & Hogenberg: the only country map in Braun & Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum' atlas of townplans is Jordan's map of Denmark, dedicated to Rantzau.
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