Engraving with large margins. 425 x 295mm (16¾ x 7¾").
Sebastiano Venier (1496-1578) 86th Doge of Venice (1577-78) as well as the Venetian commander at the great victory over the Ottomans at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. He is pictured in the Doge's robes, within an alcove with superb architectural details, a strap-work cartouche for a title left blank. On the reverse is a German-text biography relating to another portrait, within an ornate woodcut frame. Published in Jacob Schrenck von Notzing's 'Der aller Durchleuchtigisten und Grossmächtigen Kayser, Durchleuchtigisten unnd Großmächtigen Königen'.
[Ref: 32656] £320.00