[France] [Charles de Bourbon.]
[Innsbruck: D. Baur, 1603.]
Engraving with large margins. 425 x 295mm (16¾ x 7¾").
Charles de Bourbon (1566-1612), Count of Soissons, first cousin of Henri IV, best known for being Samuel de Champlain's patron in his attempt to colonise Canada. 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: 32668] £320.00