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Caesar Borgia
Caesar Borgia Cui tranquilla quies odio cui proelia cordi / et rixa, et coedes, Seditioque fuit [...]
Ber. Domenici delin. ex origin Titiani penes D.m Valettum Neapoli. G. Vandergucht Sculp.
Engraving, sheet 275 x 145mm (10¾ x 5¾"). Trimmed; laid at edges on album sheet.
Cesare Borgia, duke of Valentinois (c.1475-1507), condottiere frequently cited in Machiavelli's 'The Prince'. The son of Rodrigo Borgia (the future Pope Alexander VI), Cesare was created Cardinal in 1493, and resigned in 1498, the same year he was made duke of Valentinois. The following year he married a Frenchwoman, Charlotte d'Albret, and accompanied Louis XII in his Italian campaign and entered Milan (1499). Over the following years Cesare led French troops, but following the death of his father he was arrested and his estate dismantled while he was exiled to Spain in 1504. He escaped, but was killed during the siege of Viana in 1507.
[Ref: 44138]   £220.00  
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[Measuring instruments and scale]
[Measuring instruments and scale] Meta del Piedi Vicentino. Diviso in sei oncie, ed ogni oncia in quattro Minuti.
M. Vd. Gucht Sculp [c.1720]
Engraving, rare; platemark 310 x 215mm (12¼ x 8½").
[Ref: 42482]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Right Hon.ble. James Earl of Derby.
The Right Hon.ble. James Earl of Derby.
[Hamlet Winstanley. Gerard Van der Gucht.]
[n.d., c.1734.]
Etching, very rare. Sheet: 260 x 350mm (10¼ x 13¾"). Trimmed within plate. Small pin hole by pillar. Repaired damage by face. A few fox marks.
Three-quarter length portrait of James Stanley, 10th Duke of Derby (1664-1736), who stands holding a crown in one hand while the other rests on his side. Stanley served in Parliament for Preston and Lancashire before becoming a peer.
[Ref: 36417]   £260.00  
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