[Germany] [Sebastian Schertlin Burtenbach.]
Engraving with large margins. 425 x 295mm (16¾ x 7¾").
Sebastian Schertlin Burtenbach (1486-1577), a German mercenary in the service of Emperors Maximilian I and Charles V. In 1527 he helped the Imperial army sack Rome and commanded the guard of the captured Pope Clement VII; and in 1532 played a decisive role in the Battle of Leobersdorf, in which an Ottoman army en route to Vienna was destroyed. 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: 32688] £220.00