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FLANDERN (Vlaanderen):
BENTIVOGLIO, GUIDO, History of the Warrs of Flanders: Written in Italian By That Learned and Famous Cardinall Bentivoglio: Englished by the Right Honorable Henry Earl of Monmouth, The Whole Work Illustrated With a Map of the 17 Provinces, and above 20 Figures of the chief Personages mentioned in this History. - London, Printed for Humphrey Moseley at the Sign of the Prince's-Arms in St Pauls Church-yard, 1654.
1626. Folio (300 x 200mm.), first edition in English, engraved portrait frontispiece, title page in red and black, folding engraved map ("A New Mape of the XVII Provinces of Low Germanie, mended a new manie places. Anno 1626" by John Speed - at the top in the margin 8 views of Amsterdam, Antwerpen, Gent, Middelburg, Groeningen, Zutphen, Utrecht and Arras; on the left and right side five costume-figures - van der Heijden, map 88, 1. state) and 24 (!) engraved portraits (some signed "Ro. Vaughan"), contemporary calf, spine gilt in compartments, hinges weak, upper and lower hings slightly broken. - Bentivoglio was papal nuncio to the imperial court in Brussels. This is one of several translations of Italian historical works by Henry Cary, Earl of Monmouth, which he carried out during the 1640s and 1650s; he had been a member of Parliament before the Civil War but as a royalist he decided to retire from public life. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas [Bedburg-Hau, Germany]
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