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Prince-electors of Brandenburg]: Decem e familia Burggraviorum Nurnbergensium Electorum Brandenburgicorum Eicones, ad vivum expressae, eorumque Res gestae, una cum genealogiis fide optima collectae.
Runge, Berlin 1628 - Berlin: Runge, 1628. Second Edition. Folio. [2] leaves, 110 pp. With a copper engraved title page, copper engraved genealogical tree plate, twelve large copper engraved portraits by Peter Rollos and woodcut initials and tailpieces in text. Large beautiful copper engraved armorial exlibris of Friedrich Roth-Scholtz on verso of the title page. Later brown speckled papered boards with new endpapers. A very good clean copy. Beautiful illustrated genealogy of the House of Hohenzollern, with portraits of twelve prince-electors (Kurfürsten), from Friedrich I (1371-1440) to the "Great Elector" Friedrich Wilhelm (1620-1688), shown as a child. The engraved border of the title page contains images of twenty-four coat of arms, and a separate plate depicts the genealogical tree of the prince-electors of Brandenburg. The author, Johannes Cernitius was a deputy registrar (vezeregistrator) of the state archives in Berlin. This copy is from the collection of 18th century Nürnberg bookseller and prolific writer Friedrich Roth-Scholtz (1687-1736), author of not less than seventy works, including collections of portraits and signatures of famous booksellers, typographers and book artists ("Icones bibliopolarum et typographorum de republica literaria bene meritorum", in 3 parts, Nürnberg, 1726-1742; "Thesaurus symbolorum ac emblematum, i. E. Insignia bibliopolarum et typographorum ab incunabulis typographiae ad nostra usque tempora", 1730); bibliographies ("Bibliotheca chemica, oder Catalogus von Chymischen Büchern", 1725-.); Roth-Scholtz also tried to compile a history of German book trade (see more: Allgemeinen Deutschen Biographie on-line). "These images might belong to the earliest works of the artist" (Nagler XV, 83); Jocher I, 1812; Lipperheide Da 20; Thieme-Becker XXVIII, 538. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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