12 June 2009
VIENNA 1694 -- FEIGE, Johann Constantin (b.1658). Wunderbahrer Adlers-Schwung, Oder Fernere Geschichts-Fortsetzung Ortelii redivivi et continuati. Das ist Eine ... Historische Beschreibung von mancherleyen vorgefallenen Staats-Händeln prächtig gehaltenen Einzügen, hohen Vermähl- und Crönungs-Solennitäten ... [Des noch anhaltenden Türcken-Kriegs ...]. Vienna: Leopold Voigt, 1694.
2 volumes, 4o (207 x 156 mm). Titles printed in red and black, engraved additional titles, 15 engraved plates (many folding). Contemporary vellum (some light staining). Provenance: Vienna, Augsutinian Monastery (ownership inscription on title of vol. II); Ernst August Duke of Cumberland (ink stamp on title of vol. II).
A history of the War of the Holy League against the Ottoman Empire after their attack on the Habsburg Empire which almost lead to the fall of Vienna in 1683 and ended 16 years later with the peace treaty of Karlowitz. In his monumental account of the war, the historian Johann Constantin Feige gives a vivid eyewitness account in the midst of the war. The text is supported by a wealth of original documents and numerous illustrations, including the depiction of a Turkish embassy of over 100 dignitaries approaching the imperial residence Vienna. Sturminger Bibliographie und Ikonographie der Türkenbelagerung Wiens 1529 und 1683 1215.
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