Contenant les vies des Princes, Ducs, Comptes, Generaux, Etc.
2 volumes in 1, 125 portraits of which 5 are folding, half title pages, title pages printed in red and black and with engraved vignettes, rebound in half brown calf with a dark red title label and gilt decoration in panels on the spine and preserving the old sprinkled paper covered boards, bookplate on the front paste-down endpaper, a very good crisp copy.
Last and best edition of Antony van Dyck's famous Iconographie, containing 125 portraits of distinguished contemporaries, including Pieter Paul Rubens, Pieter Breugel, Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt, Erasmus, Maria de Medicis and Philip IV of Spain. Thirteen of the portraits were etched by Van Dyck himself and "are among the most masterly plates produced in the whole history of portrait etching. In fact, in spite of the limitations of his practise of the art, Van Dyck has no rival as an etcher of portraits except Rembrandt" from Hind (Arthur Mayger) Van Dyck, His Original Etchings and His Iconography. (Publisher: Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin company 1915) page 5. (https://archive.org/details/cu31924015752011/page/n23)
- Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
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