Custos, Dominicus (c. 1559-1615)

[Antique print, etching and engraving] Comites Hollandiae et Seelandiae [‘Principum Christianorum Stemmata … nunc adiecto stemmate Othomanico’] (Stamboom van de graven van Holland en Zeeland). 1608-1610

Plate 38 from the first or the Strasburg edition of “Principum Christianorum stemmata” authored by Antonio degli Albizzi, published in 1627. 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 at the present day are the Government building in The Hague. Above, on the right 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; repaired tear on the bottom right, not affecting the plate; on verso text in letterpress; in outstanding condition.

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