Engraving with large margins. 425 x 295mm (16¾ x 7¾").
General Jacobo Malatesta, the commander of the Venetian forces on Cyprus in the 1560s, prior to the loss of the island to the Ottomans in 1571.. He seems to have been a member of the Malatesta family that ruled Rimini until expelled in 1500 by Cesare Borgia. 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: 32670] £280.00