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[Bound collection of 42 medallion portraits engraved by Simon Thomassin.]
[Bound collection of 42 medallion portraits engraved by Simon Thomassin.]
[Published by Thomassin, plates dated between 1696-1710.]
Folio, large paper copy, contemporary full calf, 42 engraved plates, each c. 230 x 180mm (9 x 7"). Rebacked, spine distressed, hinges strained, a little spotting throughout. Small foxing hole in 'Victor Amadeus II'.
42 portraits of European monarchs, nobles and popes, in medallions set on plinths. They include Louis XIV and the Dauphin, Louis Prince de Condé, Philippe V of Spain, Victor Amadeus II of Savoy, John III Sobieski of Poland, several German electors and Popes Innocent XII and Clement XI. For England there are two Jacobite portraits of James II dated 1695 & 1701 (1st state of 2nd), so after his overthrow, and one of the Old Pretender as James III, although portraits of William & Mary and Queen Anne are also present.
Not in Sharpe. James II & III in Sharpe.
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