GALLE (PHILIPS, PUBLISHER). 119
Icones illustrium feminarum veteris testamenti, a Philippo Gallaeo collectae atque expressae (The celebrated Women of the Old Testament ).
Antwerp (1590-1595). 4to (215 x 168mm). Engraved title-page and 20 engravings by Jan Collaert II, after Maarten de Vos. Contemporary vellum.
A very fine complete suite of engravings depicting "The celebrated women of the Old Testament" by Jan Collaert II after Maertin de Vos, a Flemish painter, in the Manneristic tradition. The following women are depicted: Eva, Sara, Rebecca, Lia, Rachel, Thamar, Maria, Rahab, Debora, Jahel, Mater Sampsonis, Anna, Ruth, Abygail, Abelae Mulier, Sara, Judith, Hester, Susanna, Mater Machab. Jan Collaert II was the son of Anna van der Heijde and Jan Collaert I and the brother of Adrian Collaert. Both Jan Collaert II and Adrian were employed by Philip Galle, one of the most prolific print publishers in Europe during the late 16th century. Complete sets of this work are very rare. Each plate with old manuscript number in the upper margin, not affecting the illustration, title page with old Latin inscription in the lower margin. Book block loose in original binding. A fine set with strong impressions of the plates. New Hollstein 92.1.
Item nr. 9982
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