This is an original engraving by Raphael Sadeler (1560-1628) The title of this work is "S. Chvenegvndis Avgvsta" Created and printed in circa 1600. Printed on an early laid paper the image measures 9 3/4X7 1/2 inches. Thread margins on the edges, Identified in typeset upper and lower margins.
This illustrative page from "The Great Mirror of Folly", 1720, was a volume of text with 76 engraved plates, documenting the international joint-stock scandal instigated by John Law. This great "Theater of Folly", representing the origin, progress, and downfall of the South Sea Bubble in France, England and Holland, is a collection of engraved plates with caricatures of the schemes of John Law and the Mississippi Company that lured clients to invest in establishing colonies in Louisiana and Canada with fatal results. Text below the image is in Dutch. An English description of the content of the book comes with this image.
This is an early wood engraving of an ancient Roman coin depicting Saint Helena Augusta Constantine, the mother of the 3rd century emperor Constantine the Great. This wood engraving measures 17 1/2 x 12 3/8 inches, published c. 1680, with a poem in German below the image.
Conte engraving by Roubillac, printed by Le Clere. "Roubillac Sculp" in the lower right. Print measures 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 on chine colle. This engraving is very rare!
Engraving after Le Brun, image size 17 3/4 x 15 15/16 in, sheet size 19 3/16 x 16 1/16 in, Fogg Museum provenance, losses to the border area, framed
Engraving after Rubens, image size 11 3/8 x 16 7/8 inches, printed by Gilles Hendriks. Bolswert "was on friendly terms with Rubens, whose paintings he reproduced with unsurpassable mastership." (Wurzbach I, 137 f.)
This is an early engraving by Pierre Adrien Le Beau, Portrait of Tourville, one of the principal chiefs of the navy of Louis XIV with a small representation of the Battle of La Hougue in 1692. Circa 1790 this engraving has an image size of 7 1/4X4 1/2 inches, tipped onto a backing board with french mat.
Engraving after F. Detroy, 1699, image size 13 13/16 x 9 13/16 in, sheet 14 3/8 x 10 in, Randall 7439, Fogg Museum provenance
Engraving after De Cany, image size 15 1/8 x 12 in, plate size 17 3/16 x 12 1/2 in
Portrait of Henry Earl of Arundel, three-quarter length, standing, almost facing front, wearing armour, and holding helmet; in ornate frame; first, lettered state; after Van Dyck; Engraving, the platemark measures 14 1/4X10 1/2 inches.
This etching attributed to Nicolaes Berchem measures 10 1/4 x 8 1/8 inches. Berchem was a well-known Dutch painter and etcher who created many pastoral landscapes often with biblical themes.
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