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Title: Obsidio Bredana Armis Philippi IIII auspicies Isabellae Ductu. Ambr. Spinolae perfecta. [First edition].
Description: Antwerpiae, Ex. Off. PlantinianaBalthasaris Moreti, 1626. In-2 (Folio). Full contemp vellum. [4]unnumbered pp. (A2-4), 128; [2]pp. [A-R 4, [2]pp. Dedication to Isabella Clarae Eugeniae Hispaniarum Infanti Heroinae Fortissimae Victrici, Matri Patriae. With a large engraved monochrome decorative initial and an engraved decorative endpiece. Engraved Allegoric monochrome frontispiece in FACSIM. (Original LACKS, page A 1), 10 full-page and double page monochrome engraved plates, with keys and occasionally extensive legenda, featuring for the greater part detailed illustrations of Breda outer foritifications, including 3 double-page military situation-maps featuring positions of the Royal Spanish Army during the Siege, printed marginaliaone large decorative monochrome initial, Printer's provenance on verso of final unnumbered leave with approbation on recte. First Latin language edition of this 17th. century report about the Siege of Breda Municipality, complete with all fine and for the greater part double-page copper plates featuring Breda fortifications. Copy in contemp. full vellum. Good to very good copy printed on rather heavy paper. (LACKS original engraved allegoric title-print on A 1, replaced by a fine facsim. Ow. complete, contents clean and crisp, vellum binding with si9gns of use and some light occasional soiling, inside front cover and recte of f.e.p. with ms. annotations in old ink, not really disturbing however). The Siege of Breda 1624-25 occurred during the Eighty Year's War. Breda, a dutch fortified City, falling into the control of the Army of Flanders. Following the orders of Ambrogio Spinola Philips IV's army laid siege on August 1624. The city was defended by a garrison of 7,000 men and was heavily fortified. Finally however the city fell into the hands of Spinola after eleven gruelling months. The Siege of Breda is considered Spinola's greatest success and one of Spain's last major victories of the Ethty Year's War against the Dutch Republic. Despite LACK of engraved title-print on A 1, a very rare work.

Keywords: eighty ears war militarie breda siege fortifications siege ambrogio spinola philip spain flandersarmy history victory battle independence brabant fortification troops garrison defence

Price: EUR 1500.00 = appr. US$ 1630.27 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 55750