[King Ninus reviews his troops before battle with Zoroaster]Premiere discipline dans la guerre [...]
Etching with small margins, platemark 220 x 355mm (8½ x 14").
Ninus, king of Assyria, inspects his troops before doing battle with Zoroaster, king of Bactria. The text says that this battle was instigated by Ninus' wife Semiramis, although other accounts say that it was during the subsequent siege of Bactra that Ninus met Semiramis. The text also says that even though Ninus' men were only armed with rural and agricultural tools, they still defeated Zoroaster. By François Chauveau (1613-76), Parisian designer of book illustrations.
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