|Dimensions||Image and Plate 400 x 540 mm, Sheet 435 x 570 mm|
A double page print showing the family tree of the Royal family of Saxony from 1123 - 1596. The plan starts at the roots of the tree and works upwards all the way through to the King of the time Francis II and his family. Below the tree to the right is a small plan of the city of Magdeburg along with a landscape to the left.
Antonio Albizzi's Principum Christianorum Stemmata was an unusual collection of engravings showing the family trees of the leading royal and noble houses of Europe of that time, unusually it also including the genealogy of the Turkish Emperors. The fine decorative engravings include family trees, portraits and coats of arms and are set against the backdrop of City views and panoramas closely copied from the Civitates Orbis Terrarum of Georg Braun & Franz Hogenberg (1572-1618).
Antonio Albizzi (1576 - 1626) was an Italian jurist and genealogist, born in Florence in 1547. In 1576 he was in the service of Cardinal-Archduke Andreas of Austria. In 1585 he converted to Lutheranism and spent the rest of his life in the Protestant Imperial City of Kempten, where he died in 1626. His most famous work wasPrincipum Christianorum Stemmata, an unusual collection of engravings showing the family trees of the leading royal and noble houses of Europe of that time.
Condition: Vertical centrefold as issued, Latin text to verso, ink stains to top corner not affecting image.