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Explanatio sextae e decem maioribus tabulis

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  • Title (object)

    • Explanatio sextae e decem maioribus tabulis
  • Description

    Explanatory key to plate 6 from the funeral of Charles III of Lorraine: one-hundred-and-seventeen lines of description in Latin, staring with initial letter T. 1610/11

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  • Date

    • 1610-1611
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 510 millimetres (sheet)
    • Width: 345 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, 117 lines of description in Latin, and, below: 'Nancei, Typis Iacobi Garnich'.
  • Curator's comments

    For comment on set, see Y,9.113.
    For plate 6 see Y,9.123.

  • Location

    Album/Portfolio Store

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  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Funeral of Charles III of Lorraine
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    Prints & Drawings

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