1657 – B. Moncornet – Christophle Radzivil

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Title:              “Tres… haut & Tres… Puissant Seigneur Christophle Radzivil par la Grace de Dieu, Duc de Birze & de Dubinke, Prince du S. Empire, & General de la milice au Duche de Lithuanie B Moncornet ex cum pri 1657”​

Description:

Very rare and highly detailed copper engraving portrait of Kristupas Radvila (the younger) (1585–1640), Krzysztof Radziwiłł (Радзівіл) family.

Kristupas Radvila – the Duke, the Governor of Vilnius and the Grand Hetman of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (1633 / 1635–1640), descended from a branch of the dukes of Biržai in the Radvila family. He is the son of Kristupas Radvila Perkūnas, the father of Jonušas Radvila, the brother of Jonušas Radvila. He fought the Swedes, taking Biržai and Mintauja (1625). Kristupas Radvila (junior) participated in 1632–1634 Smolensk war with Russia. The Duke is the first military commander of the Republic of the Two Nations to add dragoons to the army.

The print comes from Balthasar Moncornet book “Portraits, noms, et qualitez des ambassadeurs assemblez tant a Munster qu’Osnabruk, pour le traité et conclusion de la paix generalle…” published by Anselmus Hebbelynck in Paris, 1657.

Author:                 Balthasar Moncornet (1600 – 1668)
Sheet size:            19,5 x 27,3 cm
Year:                      1657
Technique:           copper engraving

Condition:
Very good, original condition.

This is an original antique map published in 1657 and NOT a modern copy or reprint

 

On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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