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Historia degl'avenimenti dell'armi imperiali - CHIARELLO, Giovanni Battista].Aus - 1687. [1196096]
Venice, Steffano Curti, 1687 - 4to. [12]f + 577 (misnumbered 575) pages of text + [6]f index. Title with engraved vignette with crowned initials, [1] engraved folding map of Hungary, [6] engraved folding plates depicting sieges. Ornamental woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials. Limp publisher's boards. First edition. A Venetian account of the imperial offensive against the Turks and their allies following the unsuccessful Turkish siege of Vienna in 1683 which led to the reconquest of Hungary and the capture of Buda in 1686. Venice had joined the Austro-Polish coalition in 1684 as part of the 'Holy League' against the Turks subsidized by Pope Innocent XI. The four campaigns in Hungary are illustrated in a general map; the plates represent the sieges of Vienna, Strigau, Neuhaeussel, Cassau, Buda, and Essek. The dedication is to Maximilian Emmanuel Elector of Bavaria. The work was reprinted in 1688 at the same press - see Appóny 1345. Occasional light traces of usage, generally a very good, crisp copy in the original state. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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