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WEIßKUNIG (THE WHITE/WISE KING) -- ("CLEF") - ("HULST, das sie auß der stat wollten"). - (Vienna, Kurzboeck, 1775). 2 woodcuts on laid paper, no watermark detected. 219 x 193 & 222 x 193 mm. Hinged to mounts.

'Der Weißkunig' is an idealised biography of Emperor Maximilian I by M. Treitzsauerwein. The work, illustrated by Hans Burgkmaier, Leonhard Beck, Hans Schäufelein, and Hans Springinklee, was completed between 1514-16, but remained unpublished. The blocks were rediscovered in 1775 and published in Vienna. The woodcuts present here depict two events: "Maximilian obliges John, Duke of Cleves, Chief of the Rebels of Utrecht, to renounce the league, 1484" (monogrammed H(ans) B(urgkmaier) in the block) and "The Soldiers of Maximilian make a sally from Hulst, and defeat the Flemish Rebels, the 2nd of May 1488" (without monogram). - Graesse VI, 193.

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