1691 – M. Merian – Ioannes III
Title: “Ioannes III. D.G. Rex Poloniarum Magnus Dux Lithuaniae Ukrainae etc:”
Rare and highly detailed copper engraving portrait of John III Sobieski, also known as Jan III Sobieski, Jonas III Sobieskis, Ioannes III Sobiscius (1629 – 1696), wearing fur cloak fastened with brooch and sash over armour. He was King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1674 until his death and gained a victory in a war with Turks – battle under Chocim 1673 and under Wien 1683.
The print comes from Matthäus Merian book “Theatri Europaei Continuati Zwölffter Theil Das ist: Abermalige Außführliche Fortsetzung Denck und Merckwürdigster Geschichten…” published by Johann Görlinin in Frankfurt, 1691.
Author: Matthaus Merian (1593 – 1650)
Sheet size: 20,3 x 31,8 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Very good, original condition.
This is an original antique map published in 1691 and NOT a modern copy or reprint
On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity