Antonio de Vera y Zúñiga - El Enbaxador por don ... Comendador de la barra en la Orden de S. Tiago... - 1620

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Antonio de Vera y Zúñiga - El Enbaxador por don ... Comendador de la barra en la Orden de S. Tiago... - 1620
History, Politics - Quantity: 1

A volume in small 4º (20.7 x 14.8 cm), quarter binding from the 19th century.

4 sheets, including full-page frontispiece and portrait, 151-131 folios, 24 unnumbered sheets.

First edition, rare and appreciated.

‘Of great repercussions in professional literature, Vera y Zúñiga's work was undoubtedly the main source for most of the treatises on the subject written in Europe during the Baroque era. All them helped form the idea of Ferdinand the Catholic as the first modern diplomat.’ [Angel Ferrari. Fernando el Católico en Baltasar Gracián]

Vera y Zúñiga, the first Count of La Roca since 1628, was one of the most outstanding figures of the 17th century. With El embajador—regarded as a vade mecum for every aristocrat entering the diplomatic career—he acquired universal fame, as it was translated into French and Italian. He was also biographer of the Count-Duke of Olivares with his work Fragmentos historicos.

The allegorical copper engravings were made by Alardo de Pompa.

Period handwritten annotations on the first blank page.

Palau, 358982.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
History, Politics
Author/ Illustrator
Antonio de Vera y Zúñiga
Book Title
El Enbaxador por don ... Comendador de la barra en la Orden de S. Tiago...
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1620
Edition
1st Edition
Language
Spanish
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Sevilla, Francisco de Lyra
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Number of pages
620
Dimensions
207×148 mm
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