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Rerum Danicarum Friderico II.
inclitæ memoriæ, rerum potiente, terra mariq; gestarum Historia: Bella Ditmarsicum & Svecicum maximè memorabilea complectens; cum breui recensione eorum etiam quæ in vitam & mortem prædicti regis inciderunt. Insertæ sunt tabellæ aliquammultæ in æs incisæ, quæ singula historiæ capita ad viuum exprimunt & ob oculos ponunt. Accesserunt appendicis loco eiusdem argumenti Epigrammata Joannis Lautertbachii, & alia aliorum elogia. 2 parts in 1 vol. [Volume II: De rebus gestis serenissimi principis ac d. d. Friderici Secundi, regis Daniæ, &c. piæ ac felicis memoriæ, epigrammata, scripta ad Christianum IV. Daniæ et Noruuegiæ regem, ducem Slesvicensem & Holsatiæ, &c. a Ioanne Lauterbachio, intertexta sunt alibi aliorum eiusdem argumenti poëmatia, quorum nomina sequuntur: Ianus Dovsa .... [et al.]. Frankfurt: Peter Fischer, Johann Wechel 1593 - 92. With engraved portrait of Christian IV (as a young man), Frederik II, and of Johan, Henrik (2), Paul, and Daniel Rantzau, 3 engraved coat-of-arms and 2 woodcuts + 15 engraved double-page plates showing battle-scenes from Holstein and Sweden, the coronation ceremonies of King Frederik II, map of the Baltic Sea with Stockholm in North, Gotland, the Northern parts of Germany with Danzig, Scania and the Eastern part of Zealand, peace negotiations in Stettin, Collatio rerum feudalium in Odense, Funen 1580 and the funeral procession of King Frederik 1588, etc. 4to. [12] + 166; 78 p. Bound in old overlapping liturgical vellum manuscript leaf. Large copy, many leaves uncut. This highly interesting and beautifully illustrated contemporary account of the life of the Danish King Frederik II was published on the initiative of Duke Heinrich Rantzau of Schleswig-Holstein, whose own history was very much mixed with the King's history. The book is dedicated to the young King Christian IV and the "Præfatio" is addressed to Heinrich Rantzow by Caspar Ens. With a few old marginal notes and corrections. With an old library stamp from Hamburg on back of the title-page. Small portion of the lower right corner of fly-leaf, title-page and first leaf a little frayed. 2 error pagination. Otherwise a nice copy of this rare volume. The illustrations were earlier used in Hogenberg: Res Gestæ, 1589.Kaspar Ens [1570-1650?], Lutheran theologian who wrote and translated several historic works. Bibl. Danica III, 58. Warmholtz 3183. BMC 270. Adams E-186. VD-16, E-1357. Nat. lib. Scotland 123. NBG XVI,84.
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