16th century marriage of a Habsburg princess to a Medici prince

(Sansovino, Francesco). Principi di casa d'Austria progenitori della serenissima principessa di Fiorenza et di Siena.

Venice, o. Dr. , [1565?]

18 ff with large woodcut armorial vignette to title. Marbled half cloth ca. 1800. Marbled edges. Coloured endpapers. 4to.


Only edition of this Festschrift (dated 30th December 1565 at rear) for the Emperor's daughter, Johanna von Österreich (1547-78), who had married Francesco I de' Medici exactly two weeks previously. The scholar Francesco Sansovino (1521-83) celebrated the Renaissance princess and Grand Duchess of Tuscany by enumerating her worthy ancestral lineage, which he traced back to the Frankish King Childebert.

Rare; only 4 copies located in Italy by Edit 16.

Edit 16, CNCE 47731. Adams S 362. BM-STC Italian 608.

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