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Title: Theatrum pontificum , imperatorum , regum , ducum, principum, etc. pace et bello illustrium.
Description: Antverpiae ( Antwerpen ) , apud Petrum de Jode chalcographum, s.d. ( ca. 1652) , in-folio, 30 x 20 cm, engraved title page + 92 engraved portraits , numbered in pencil in the upper right hand corner, one portrait (n 91 , le conte Ian De Weert ) mounted on the verso of portrait 90. Bound in contemporary full vellum, Vellum a bit soiled, a marginal stain on portraits 20 and 21 but on the whole very well preserved. According to Thieme & Becker the work was first issued in 1651 and consisted of a title page and 78 portraits. Later issues followed and contained more portraits. The work was begun by father Pieter de Jode (I) and continued by his son Pieter (II). The title page is signed ; '' E. Quellinus inv. P. de Iode fecit ''. All the portraits are signed in the plate by the engraver (except n 7 , 8 , 37 , 63 and 78 which are unsigned) and some also by the portraitist ; Anton van Dyck, Caspar de Craeyer, Titian , Rubens, Cornelis Galle, C. de Vos, Otto Vaenius, Rucholle , Franciscus de Nys , Willeboorts Bossaerts , Coenraard Waumans. Rare and extensive contemporary collection of engraved portraits of European public figures from the first half of the 17th century made by the foremost engravers of their time. It includes portraits of popes, emperors , princes and archbishops of the Holy Empire, kings of France, England, Poland, Sweden, Turkey... counts, dukes and military commanders... .

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Price: EUR 3600.00 = appr. US$ 3912.65 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 39553