Plate 38 from the first or the second edition of “Principum Christianorum stemmata” authored by Antonio degli Albizzi, published in Augsburg in 1608 and 1610 respectively. The volume collects plates and descriptions of the genealogy of the rulers in the Christian world. This plate in fact shows the genealogical tree of the rulers of Holland and Zeeland. At the bottom a view on the ‘Hofvijver, Ridderzaal and Binnenhof’ which are now the Government buildings in The Hague. Above, on the right a cartouche with coat of arms. Degli Albizzi was a jurist and genealogist born in Florence in 1547 who in 1576 was at the service of Cardinal-Archduke Andreas of Austria. In 1585 he converted to Lutheranism. Since 1608 he moved to Kempten (Bavaria), where he died in 1626. Beautiful impression.
Etching and engraving on paper, plate mark: 397 x 246 mm, total: 417 x 290 mm; small repaired tear on the top left; bottom margin folded in, but the crease do not affect the plate; on verso text in letterpress; in outstanding condition.
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