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'Bertrand des Comps' from volume "Heads of Illustrious Men &c." 1588

volume (60.5 x 43 x 5 cms) inscr. in oval frame "F. BERTRANDUS DE COMPS" CRE THOMASSIN, Philippe; (French; 1562-1622) This volume is part of William Hunter's original bequest. Of its 102 portraits, inserted onto 60 pages, 89 are from two sets of portraits of Grand Masters of the Order of St. John with many of the sitters represented twice. This print is from the 1588 set engraved for the Order's b…