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
Year:                     1691
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

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