[Bertrand de Guesclin]Bertrandus du Guesclin Comes Stabuli Sub Carolo V [...]
Engraving with accompanying letterpress sheet, 17th century watermark; each 470 x 350mm (18½ x 13¾") very large margins.
Bertrand de Guesclin (c.1320-1380), French military commander during the Hundred Years' War and Constable of France from 1370 until his death. From 'Les Portraits des Hommes Illustres Francois qui sont Peints dans la Galerie du Palais Cardinal de Richelieu' (1660). The book reproduces the portraits of great men hanging in Richelieu's 'Galerie des hommes illustres' by Simon Vouet and Philippe de Champaigne. The final 'illustrious figure' was Richelieu himself.
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