[Giano di Campofregoso.]
Engraving with large margins. 425 x 295mm (16¾ x 7¾").
Giano di Campofregoso (1455-1525) became the 43rd Doge of Genoa after driving French garrisons from the city in 1512. After less than a year he was driven out by pro-French factions, after which he served the Venetians. He is shown in armour, broken lance in hand, 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: 32658] £320.00