'Wilhelmus IIIus, Hollandiae, &c. Comes XXII'. Oval portrait of William III, Willem III in Dutch (1287 – 1337), count of Hainaut (as William I), Avesnes, Holland (as William III), and Zeeland (as William II) from 1304 to his death.
Etching and engraving on laid paper. Sheet size 311 x 423 mm., platemark 292 x 401 mm. Made by Cornelis Visscher. Number XXII in the top edge of the image.
The work 'Principes Hollandiae et Westfrisiae', written by Petrus Scriverius, was published in 1650 by Pieter Soutman in Haarlem, and contained a total of 38 portraits of the Counts of Holland, from the year 863 onward.
In very good condition, a small dark stain in the far top right corner of the image area.
Petrus Scriverius (1576 – 1660), the latinised form of Peter Schrijver, was a Dutch author and scholar on the history of the Low Countries, as well as classical literature.
References: Hollstein 77-116; Smith 146-185.