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27 Stradanus / Galle / the battles in Tuscany of de Medici 178

Description: THE BATTLES IN TUSCANY BY GIOVANNI DE MEDICI - 1583

A series of 8 plates on the military deeds of Giovanni de' Medici; 1583

Designed by Stradanus (New Hollstein 361-368).
Made and published by Philips Galle (New Hollstein 492-499).

This coherent group of 8 numbered plates (1-8) with the battles in Tuscany was published together with 8 plates showing the battles in other parts of Italy (also numbered 1-8) and 4 plates about Cosimo de Medici entry in Rome.

This series of 8 plates situated in Tuscany were clearly born seperatly from the others as seen by the subjects but espacially the technique.
The Tuscany group is throughout signed with 'Philips Galle fecit' on 7 of the 8 plates, while the others have 'Philips Galle excudit' and are for the larger part not engraved by Philips Galle (but by Goltzius)

The group of 21 (8+8+4+T) was published with the series title:
Mediceae Familiae Rerum Feliciter Gestarum Victoriae et Triumphi / Mediceae
Familiae Rerum Feliciter Gestarum Victoriae et Triumphi

The Tuscany series is available as a complete set (of 8)

Here is shown:
(7) Plate numbered 7 (in reverse): The Capture of Portus Herculis; to left,
soldiers with rifles seen from behind, one looking front carrying a large
drum on his shoulders; at middle distance, an army of soldiers, one on a
horse, looking towards a rocky landscape, behind, with military camps seen
on every side; Porto Ercole seen to right. 1583
New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 367.I (Johannes Stradanus)
New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 498.I (Philips Galle)
Baroni Vannucci 691.7

With wide margins on a sheet of laid paper measuring 29 by 37 cm.
Watermarked twice (mark and contra mark)
Early state published by Philips Galle.
Additional Information
SKU xxr334
Picture Size 22 x 29,50 cm
Specification Print
technic Engraving
Artist Phillips Galle
period 16th Century
School Flemish
subject Battle Scenes
rating ***
Technique: PRICE ON REQUEST
  • Number: 1780038
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum







 
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