Auction 129, Lot 534

"Aulneaw", Aitsinger, Michael

Subject: France

Period: 1600 (circa)

Publication: Leonis Belgici Descriptio

Color: Hand Color

11 x 8 inches
27.9 x 20.3 cm

This is a very scarce engraving of the Battle of Auneau during the French Wars of Religion fought between French Catholics and Protestants (Huguenots). This scene illustrates an important victory for Henri I, Duke of Guise in November of 1587. The view is a very graphic illustration of the battle with cavalry, infantry and scenes of hand-to-hand combat. In the foreground, the Duke of Guise is pictured. Latin text on verso.


Condition: B+

Faint show through of text, else very good.

Estimate: $140 - $200


Closed on 9/23/2009