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D. Fernando Della Cueva Duca Di Alburquerque [Albuquerque), Grande Di Spagna Di Prima Classe, Vicere, E Capitan Generale Del Regno Di Sicilia Maggiordomo Maggre. Dell Augustissima Imperatrice Margherita Nelsvo Viaggio Da Spagna In Tirolo ( Original Antique Engraving From Historia Di Leopoldo Cesare, Continente Le Cose Piu Memorabili Successe In Europa, Dal 1656 Fino Al 1670.)
Wien / Vienna: Giovanni. Battista Hacque/ Hacque, Johann Baptist Circa 1670-1674, 1670. 1st Edition 1st Printing. No Binding. Near Fine. Original Engraving By Bianchi From A Drawing By Cesare Fiori (1636-1702), . Original Engraving, Unsigned, Circa 1670-1674, Unsigned; Annotated In Pencil "Bianci Fc", Possibly Pietro Bianci (1690), The Painter, Or Another Bianci Active In The Early 18Th Century. Francisco Fernández De La Cueva Y Enriquez De Cabrera, 8Th Duke Of Alburquerque, (1619-1676) Was A Spanish Military Officer And Viceroy Of New Spain From August 15, 1653 To September 15, 1660. He Was Also Viceroy Of Sicily From 1668 To 1670. He Made His Formal Entry Into Mexico City To Take Up The Reins Of Government On August 15, 1653. He Was Accompanied By His Wife, Juana De Armendáriz, The Daughter Of Lope Díez De Armendáriz, A Previous Viceroy Of New Spain. Because Of The War With England, He Feared An Invasion Of Spanish Territories In The New World. Because Of This He Strengthened The Defenses Of Veracruz And San Juan De Ulúa On The East Coast Of New Spain. He Also Sent Arms And Munitions To Jamaica, Cuba And Florida. He Increased Trade With The Philippines, Siam And Cochinchina, Sending Mercury, Saltpeter And Other Mineral Products. He Ordered The Resumption Of The Minting Of Gold Coins (Suspended By Viceroy Antonio De Mendoza). He Collected The Royal Rents With Care, And Sent Back To Spain Large Quantities Of Silver. He Reinforced The Armada De Barlovento, Which Guarded The Coast And Shipping. He Ordered The Construction In Campeche Of New Ships For The Coastal And Overseas Trade. He Also Repaired The Aqueduct Supplying Mexico City With Water. The Viceroy Accelerated The Construction Of The New Cathedral Of Mexico City, Visiting It Every Afternoon, Climbing The Scaffolding, And Giving Monetary Rewards To The Workers. He Left New Spain For Madrid In September, 1660. Thereafter He Was Named Lieutenant General Of Marines. He Also Served As Ambassador Extraordinary To Vienna To Accompany Infanta Margaret Theresa Of Spain, Daughter Of King Philip Iv Of Spain, When She Married Her Uncle, Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor. In 1668 Fernández De La Cueva Was Named Viceroy Of Sicily, Where He Remained Two Years. In 1674 The King Appointed Him As His Mayordomo Mayor, Chief Of His Household. He Died In March, 1676 In The Royal Palace Of Madrid. This Daughter, Ana De La Cueva Y Díez De Aux Armendáriz (1647 - 1716), Was Married To Her Father's Younger Brother Melchor( A Practice Common To The Spanish Nobility Of The Time), Thus Making Him 9Th Duke Of Alburquerque After Francisco's Death. This Print Part Of A Large Collection Of Original Antique Engravings Formed By A Southern California Artist In The Early To Middle Twentieth Century. Each Plate Has Small Glue Marks On Reverse Where They Were Tipped In To An Album.
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