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Augustissimorum imperatorum, serenissimorum regum, atque archiducum, illustrissimorum principum, necnon comitum, baronum, nobilium, aliorumq[ue] clarissimorum virorum, qui aut ipsi cum imperio bellorum duces fuerunt, aut in iisdem præfecturis insignioribus laudabiliter functi sunt, verissimæ imagines, & rerum ab ipsis domi, forisq[ue] gestarum succinctæ descriptiones.
Quorum arma, aut integra, aut horum partes, quibus induti, vsique aduersus hostem heroica facinora patrarunt, aut quorum auspiciis tàm prospera quàm aduersa fortuna res magnæ gestæ sunt, à serenissimo principe Ferdinando, archiduce Austriæ, duce Burgundiæ, comte Habspurgi & Tyrolis &c. ex omnibus ferè orbis terrarum prouinciis partim conquista, partim ab illorum hæredibus & successoribus transmissa, in celebri Ambrosianæ arcis armamentario, à sua serenitate non procul ciutate Oenipontana extructo, conspiciuntur.
Opus prælibati serenissimi archiducis iussu in vita inchoatum, & ab eiusdem serenitatis consiliario & secretario Iacobo Schrenckhio à Nozingen continuatum & absolutum.

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Main Author: Schrenck von Nozing, Jacob, -1612.
Related Names: Custos, Dominicus -1612., Fontana, Giovanni Battista approximately 1524-1587.
Language(s): Latin
Published: Oeniponti [Innsbruck] excudebat Ioannes Agricola, 1601.
Subjects: Ferdinand > Ferdinand / II, > Ferdinand / II, / Archduke of Austria, > Ferdinand / II, / Archduke of Austria, / 1529-1595.
Ferdinand > Ferdinand / II, > Ferdinand / II, / Archduke of Austria, > Ferdinand / II, / Archduke of Austria, / 1529-1595 > Ferdinand / II, / Archduke of Austria, / 1529-1595 / Art collections.
Schlosssammlung Ambras.
Schlosssammlung Ambras.
Weapons.
Portraits, Renaissance.
Nobility.
Kings and rulers.
Art > Art / Private collections.
Armor.
Portraits, Renaissance.
Nobility > Nobility / Europe > Nobility / Europe / Portraits > Nobility / Europe / Portraits / Early works to 1800.
Kings and rulers > Kings and rulers / Portraits > Kings and rulers / Portraits / Early works to 1800.
Armor > Armor / Private collections > Armor / Private collections / Austria > Armor / Private collections / Austria / Innsbruck > Armor / Private collections / Austria / Innsbruck / Early works to 1800.
Weapons > Weapons / Private collections > Weapons / Private collections / Austria > Weapons / Private collections / Austria / Innsbruck > Weapons / Private collections / Austria / Innsbruck / Early works to 1800.
Europe > Europe / Kings and rulers > Europe / Kings and rulers / Portraits > Europe / Kings and rulers / Portraits / Early works to 1800.
Portraits.
Engravings (prints)
Note: The 126 full-page engravings comprise an allegorical frontispiece incorporating the arms and a portrait bust of Archduke Ferdinand, and 125 full-length ports. of kings & rulers in armor standing within elaborate architectural niches. A brief biography of the subject of each port. appears in letterpress on its verso. All 126 engravings may be by Dominicus Custos after Giovanni Battista Fontana, both of whom signed the frontispiece; see their articles in Thieme-Becker. The frontispiece is dated [15]82.
Woodcut arms of Archduke Ferdinand with griffin supporters at foot of title. Text pages printed in the oval reserves of strapwork borders. Most common is a woodcut border with putti, pieces of armor and lion masks, but five similar engraved borders were also used, including one that is a copy of the woodcut border. A head-piece and a tail-piece, foliated initials.
Text on verso of portraits.
Physical Description: 260 unnumbered pages : 125 portrait 49 cm
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