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Lot nr:610
Book nr:32175
Author:GIUSTINIANO, Pompeo
Title:Delle guerre di Fiandra libri VI
Town:Anversa
Publisher:J. Trognesio
Year:1609
Description:In-4, [4], 329 + [16] pp, engraved title and 29 folding plates representing strategic plans for the sieges of several towns in the Netherlands between 1601 and 1609. (Oostende, Sluis etc). Text in Italian. Clean cut without loss in p. 89/90, plates 12 -25 - 26 loose. Some damp stains. Contemp. vellum binding, title in ink on spine
Note:Ref. Graesse III, p. 90. Pompeo Giustiniani (1569-1616) was an Italian military commander. In 1602, during the Siege of Ostend, he was promoted Maestre de campo in the Army of Flanders. On September 22, 1604 during the siege of Ostend, the walled city which would not surrender, he had his right arm destroyed by a musket ball, which was replaced by a metal prosthesis and was nicknamed "Bras de Fer"
Price:€500 - €800
Sellingprice:€900
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