Copy of the facsimile edition of one of the most important and complete works on Spanish royal genealogies: Genealogical Illustrations of the Catholicos Reyes de las Españas, and of the Christianissimos of France, and of the Emperors of Constantinople, up to the Catholico Rey our lord Don Philipe the II. and his serene children. Madrid, 1596 (prince edition). Author: Esteban de Garibay y Zamalloa (1533-1599), chronicler of Emperor Charles V.
It is one of the most beautiful books printed in Spain in the 16th century. Most of the book is full of family trees, 3 of them folded and large, and with a large number of heraldic shields.
This facsimile edition published in Valencia in 1974 is part of the “Biblioteca Hispánica Puvill” collection, number 1. Print run of 1,000 unnumbered copies.
Rustic-bound specimen, with illustrated dust jacket, with flaps, and plastic sheath. Format 27.2 x 39.5 cm. 302 pages on heavyweight specialty paper including 3 large foldouts. Texts in old Spanish from the 16th century.
Presented in an open box-case, made of illustrated cardboard, format 27.5 x 40 x 4.3 cm.
The copy that is offered in paperback is in perfect condition, cardboard case with slight signs of use. We also have another luxury copy of high bibliophilia that you can consult on this same website.
With this work, its author proposed to fulfill the objective par excellence of every Hispanic Baroque historian who prided himself on being one and who, as in his case, enjoyed that official position: the “deification” of the Habsburgs, to justify in multiple ancestry of purity of blood the immense shed of his empire; It is clear that, basically, in order to ensure continuity in favor of the expectant monarch, the crown prince Felipe, to whom the book is addressed. His attempt was carried out with the most attractive, concise and forceful procedure at the same time that he had at hand: genealogy, with the precise touches of a supreme heraldry. And surely, nothing more brilliant and easy, although his good years of work took him, than to seek connections through solid trunks and zigzagging branches, of the powerful family with the most illustrious prosapias of kings and emperors, and even with saints –more of half a dozen-, of all time and everywhere. The result could not be more flattering, thanks to the printing press, on whose account it is necessary to charge not a small part of the credit. Indeed, this work is of a sumptuous and complicated typography, patient, as befits such an ambitious content and such a high destiny.
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