[Frontispiece to Onofrio Panvinio's 'XXVII Pontificum Maximorum']
Etching, sheet 280 x 195mm (11 x 7¾"). Small tear at bottom.
Frontispiece to Panvinio's book of the likenesses and portraits of popes from Urban VI to Pius V, described as the 'first portrait book' (Bronwen Wilson, 'The World in Venice). The title page includes shields, a female personification of the church holding a cross, and the Holy Dove.
[Ref: 32538] £160.00