Auction 114, Lot 744

"Famiani Strad Romani E Societate Jesu De Bello Belgico Decas Secunda", Strada, Famiamo, S.J.

Subject: History - Belgium and The Netherlands

Period: 1648 (dated)


Color: Black & White

3 x 5.5 inches
7.6 x 14 cm

This popular history describes the war between the Low Countries and Spain between 1568 and 1648 from a pro-Spanish and pro-Catholic viewpoint. Famiamo Strada was a Jesuit and teacher at the Collegium Romanum in Rome. Includes the famous Leo Belgicus, or Lion of Belgium, title page depicting a map of Belgium and Holland in the form of a lion. This version of the Leo Belgicus is based on the original Aitsinger form with the lion standing facing right with the right paw raised and holding a shield. Title page, several engraved portraits, 642 pages + index. Original vellum binding with manuscript ink title on spine. Ex Libris with deaccession stamp on front endpaper.


Condition: A

Binding with normal shelf wear and soil, contents clean and bright.

Estimate: $1,300 - $1,500

Sold for: $900

Closed on 3/1/2006