[Charles of Lorraine-Guise.]
Engraving with large margins. 425 x 295mm (16¾ x 7¾").
Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne (1554-1611), a military leader of the Catholic League, founded by his brother Henry of Guise, during the French religious civil wars (1562–98). He is shown in armour 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: 32662] £220.00