Produced for Effiggie naturali de i maggior prencipi et piu valorosi capitani di questa eta con l’arme loro.
By Andreas Vacchari 1599
Titled as Captain of the Tartars, captured by the Most Serene Prince of Transylvania.
(Capitano dei Tartari, preso del serenissimo prencipe de Transilvania.)
Engraved by Giacomo Franco 1550 -1620
Size 27 x 19 cm
Count Karl Hieronymus Pálffy von Erdöd, from 1807 Prince Palffy von Erdöd was the real court chancellor of the combined court chancellery of Hungary and Transylvania . He was also the progenitor of the princely branch of the Pálffy family .
Engraved by Johann Ernst Mansfeld 1749 – 1796
Size 16 x 10 cm
When he was elected in 1570, Venice was preparing for war against the Turks who, eager to take possession of the island of Cyprus , in Venetian hands since 1480 , had set up a powerful fleet to conquer it. In the period 1570-71 things went badly on the island which, soon, despite a hard fight for the possession of Nicosia and the strenuous resistance of Famagusta (where the commander Marcantonio Bragadin , having surrendered with the garrison, was skinned alive), fell into enemy hands.
Engraved by Stefano Scolari circa 1650
Size Oval 33 x 28 cm
The House of Pálffy ab Erdöd, also known as Pálffy von Erdöd, Pálffy de Erdöd, or Pálffy of Erdöd, is the name of a Hungarian noble family. Members of the family held significant positions in the Habsburg monarchy. Erdőd is the Hungarian name for Ardud, a town situated in Transylvania.
Size 6 x 9 cms