1670 – G. G. Priorato – Giovanni Casimiro
Title: “Giovanni Casimiro re di Polonia e di Svetia Gran Duca Di Litvania & anno 1668”
Very rare and highly detailed copper engraving portrait of John II Casimir (Jan II Kazimierz Waza; Jonas Kazimieras Vaza). He was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1648 until his abdication in 1668 as well as titular King of Sweden from 1648 until 1660. The King is wearing sash, armour, lace cravat and Order of the Golden Fleece suspended from a cord around his neck.
The print comes from Galeazzo Gualdo Priorato book “Historia di Leopoldo Cesare, continente le cose piu memorabili successe in Europa, dal 1656 fino al 1670. Descritta dal co. Galeazzo Gualdo Priorato…” published by Johann Baptist Hacque, engraved by Cornelis Meyssens in Vienna,1670.
Author: Galeazzo Gualdo Priorato (1606 – 1678)
Sheet size: 21,8 x 31,3 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Very good, original condition. Watermarked paper.
This is an original antique map published in 1670 and NOT a modern copy or reprint
On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity