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Lot nr:956
Book nr:29280
Author:SADELER, Joannes - VOS, Maarten de
Title:Boni et mali scientia & quid horum cognitione, a condito Mundo succraeverit declaratio
Town:Antverpiae
Publisher:
Year:1583
Description:In-f oblong (27 x 37 cm), engraved allegorical title and followed by 19 engraved plates, numbered 1-12, II - VII and 2 others. Telling the story of Genesis or the story of the First Men. Literally the title means: the knowledge of good and evil and the consequences of that knowledge
+ Joannes SADELER and Maarten de VOS. Bonorum et malorum consensio & horum praemia, illorum poena. Antwerp - Mainz, 1586. Engraved allegorical title and 13 engraved plates, numbered VIII - XV and 5 others. Showing episodes from the family life of Adam and Eve with their young children to Noah's flood. Literally the title means: The life of mankind from the Fall of Man to the Flood.
The 7 other engravings are by Hieronymus Wierix to the designs of Raphael Sadeler after Martin De Vos (The Offering of Abel, Enoch borne to heaven, Noah sacrifices to God, Joseph is taken from the pit and sold to the Midianites, the Angel appears to Abraham, Jacob's Ladder, The Supplication of Esau).
Full calf binding, rebacked, spine gilt
Note:Ref. New Hollstein XLV, 25-36.
Ref. Bartsch 7001.029 - 043
Three series, the beginning of the second series bound before the second title.
"The Sadeler family were the largest, and probably the most successful of the dynasties of Flemish engravers dominant in North European printmaking in the later 16th and 17th centuries"
Price:€1200 - €1600
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