Sic ivit nostram grandis Medicea per Urbem, Sceptrorum Mater suspicienda trium
Engraving, sheet 315 x 210mm (12½ x 8¼"). Trimmed inside platemark and glued to album sheet with hand-drawn borders.
Portrait of Marie de Médicis, Queen and Regent of France (1573-1642) with a view of Amsterdam in the background. She was the wife of King Henry IV of France, of the Bourbon branch of the kings of France. Later she was the regent for her son King Louis XIII of France. Frontsipiece to Caspar Barlaeus' 'Medicea Hospes' (Amsterdam, 1638), a series of plates showing the festivals and ceremonies given to Marie de Medici by the city of Amsterdam during her visit from 31 August to 5 September 1638.
For another plate from 'Medicea Hospes' see ref. 28696.
[Ref: 37359] £120.00