Auction 113, Lot 9

"Il Teatro del Belgio", Priorato, Galaezzo Gualdo

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1673 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8 x 12 inches
20.3 x 30.5 cm

Superb title page with the coats of arms of the Seventeen Provinces. Gualdo Priorato entered military service at a very young age and served in Flanders under the Prince of Orange. During his varied military career he was knighted by the King of France and the Venetian Republic, the Pope made him a Roman noble, Christina of Sweden named him First-Gentleman, and Emperor Leopold I appointed him counselor and historiographer. After his retirement, he authored several historical accounts including the Teatro del Belgio, which described the Catholic/Protestant wars in Belgium and Netherlands during the seventeenth century.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/7/2005

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