[Germany] Bilibaldus Pirchaimer' Patr. Noric' Historic'Res mundi gestas, et coeli sydera noram. Ima simul debent et supera alta mihi.
[Everhard Werner Happel.]
Engraving with very large margins. Plate 141 x 110mm (5½ x 4¼"). With latin biography of the sitter.
Portrait of collector Willibald Pirckheimer (1470-1530) the German Renaissance lawyer, author and Renaissance humanist. He was a wealthy and prominent figure in Nuremberg in the 16th century, and a member of the governing City Council for two periods. He was the closest friend of the artist Albrecht Dürer, from whose etching of Pirckheimer this print may derive. From "Mundus mirabilis tripartitus, oder Wunderbare Welt, in einer kurtzen Cosmographia fürgestellet", by Eberhard Werner Happel.
[Ref: 29983] £160.00