History of Charles V's Empire, 1520

The beautifully illustrated book at hand can be considered as a memorial to Charles V’s election as King of the Romans and future Holy Roman Emperor in 1519. Written by Walther Isenberg of Memmingen, a military secretary to Maximilian I, it contains a history of the marital alliances, conquests and timely deaths that lead to the formation of Charles V’s great empire. Full title: Walther Isenberg, 'Wie die mechtige Erbkünigreich unnd Fürstentumb Hispania. Hunngern unnd Gelldern, zuo den loblichen heüsern Osterreiche und Burgundi kommen sein'.
Early printed book. – First edition.
243 x 161 mm. – 32 leaves. Title woodcut and 23 woodcut illustrations in the text.



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