Apr 09, 2015 - Sale 2379

Sale 2379 - Lot 292

Price Realized: $ 6,500
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BOISSARD, JEAN-JACQUES. Vitae et icones Sultanorum Turcicorum, principum Persarum aliorumq[ue] illustrium heroum heroinarumq[ue] ab Osmane usq[ue] ad Mahometem II. 47 full-page engraved portraits with varying ornamental borders. [10], 356 [i. e., 353], [5] pages, including engraved title with portrait of Boissard on verso. 4to, 187x150 mm, later 19th-century navy morocco gilt; contents unobtrusively washed, minor restoration along fore edge of title. Frankfurt am Main: Theodore de Bry, 1596

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first edition in latin of a collection of portraits and short biographies of Ottoman, Persian, and Near Eastern rulers and notables. A German version was published the same year. Adams B2345; Tchemerzine (1977) I, 816.