Saturday, November 05, 2005

Hatwear of the Eurostocracy

Simon the Large,
Prince of Georgien

Sigismund III,
King of Poland and Sweden

Abbas the Large, Shah of Persia

Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan

Jacob VI, King of Scotland

Murad III, Sultan of the Turks

These portraits come from Atrium Heroicum Caesarum c. 1600 by Dominicus Custos. The 100-odd copper engravings of royalty, nobility and elite troops from all over Europe were made from paintings. The subjects lived in the 15th and 16th centuries.
With respect to the names above that were crunched by translation and are probably a little wrong ... as the website says..
"We ask the bent reader for indulgence and if necessary for friendly report!"

Atrium Heroicum Caesarum is hosted by the University of Mannheim
. (translation)

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