5208 - 5534 FINE ARTS - GRAPHIC ART, 16th-19th CENTURY
- All three ample margins/ trifle yellowed. = Hollstein 50, 51 and 54, all final state.
- All cut on/ just outside the borderline/ mounted on 20th cent. laid paper; 2 lacking sm. marginal part of lower right corner.
= Hollstein 79, 80, 82-86: 1st state (of 4). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXII.
- Occas. cut sl. short/ trifle dustsoiled.
ADDED: 9 engr. printer's vignettes.
- Occas. sl. yellowed/ dustsoiled/ trifle stained. Lacking backstrip; frontcover loose; binding dam.
= I.a. Carte genealogique des souverains issus de Ferdinand premier empereur; Carte heraldique representant les armes de l'empereur des electeurs des princes tant ecclesiastiques que seculiers et de tous les etats du saint empire Romain; Carte genealogique des comtes de dreux, des seigneurs De Beaussart & De Morainville, ainsi que des ducs de Bretagne & des comtes de vertus & autres issues de cette famille and Carte du Blazon ou la science de la noblesse avec des instructions pour conduire a cette connoissance.
- Trimmed on/ just inside the platemark; browned stains; creases (over folds) scattered over the print; red ofsetting on left edge. Sold w.a.f.
= Bartsch XV, 57.
- Old vertical and oblique folds; trimmed on/ inside the platemark; edges worn/ sl. dam.; some marginal tears (occas. affecting the image); some vague foxing on verso.
= Bartsch 69. With 19th cent. provenance on verso in pencil.
- Some repaired tears in blank margins; lower blank left corner torn off (repaired)
= Hollstein 171; Strauss 238, prob. the 1st state (of 2).
= Hollstein 20; Strauss 343.
- Flattened middle-fold; some vague (dust)soiling; sl. worn along extremities.
= New Hollstein 169, the 2nd state (of 2); Strauss 236; Hirschmann 167. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXII.
- Good impression. Trimmed on/ just inside the borderline; sl. soiled and some vague brown stains; backed w. thin Japanese, strengthening/ repairing some folds, tears and sm. holes.
= New Hollstein 341, unidentified state; Strauss 255 ("the principal engraving of the year 1587"). Single sheets of this large engraving (totally measuring 43,8x85,8 cm.) are very rare, complete copies are even excessively rare. "This magnificent banquet of the gods, overflowing with the sweet nectar of grace, assures immortality to the designer, as well as to the engraver." (Strauss, citing Carel van Mander). "After Goltzius had a few trial runs at translating relatively simple designs by Bartholomeus Spranger into print, the two artists must have realised that the time had come to attempt something of a different order. This spectactular piece of compositional bravura is the happy result of that decision. (...) The eddying figures lend vibrancy to the engraving, particularly in fine impressions with the correct distribution of light and shade, which are unfortunately very rare." (Ger Luijten in: Dawn of the Golden Age (Amst., 1993), p.330-331).
= Cf. Hollstein 17-29. Late 18th/ early 19th cent. impression w. the collector's mark of i.a. Van Eekelen on verso. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIII.
- The entire print (partly badly) doubled and wrinkled; lower corner frayed; 2 diagonal folds w. dam. spots; a few browned spots.
= Very rare, not in Hollstein. An allegory of the arts and sciences, patronized by the pope, the emperor and several kings of the holy Roman empire. The coat of arms shows the insignia of pope Clemens VIII, Aldobrandini. SEE ILLLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIII.
- Two closed tears and some faded spots in image; sl. foxed; a few sm. specks.
= Shows William Innes (1760-1803) and his caddie.
- Doubled; sm. stain in lower right corner. = New Hollstein (Van Doetecum) 733, 1st state of 2.
AND 3 others illustrating a Month.
- Sl. worn/ tiny tears along outer margins.
AND 8 others by i.a. W. VAILLANT (mezzotint portrait of "Iacobus Heiblocq". Upper margin w. sm. defects), G. VALCK, M. ENGELBRECHT and 2 large mezzotints by F.C. BIERWEILER after P.P. RUBENS (The Crucifixion (handcol.) and (The Descent from the Cross).
- Fine set. One plate sm. tear in lower blank margin, just touching the platemark; a few other, tiny marginal tears.
= F.M. 6916a/I; Atlas van Stolk 7238. The British embargo of 1832-1833, during which Dutch ships were chained in the British harbours, was intended to make the Netherlands hand over the Antwerp citadel to Belgium. Robert Havell Jr. was the principal engraver of J.J. Audubon's famous Birds of America. Rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIII.
- Lacking the first 4 engravings; each print cut on/ just within the platemark/ mounted on paper.
= Hollstein 98-103, each only state.
AND 6 others after the same, all with defects.
- Lacking the first engraving; each print ample margins/ trifle yellowed; 1 w. restored marginal tear.
= Hollstein 95-103, each only state. Each with the collector's stamp of Pim van Eekelen (Lugt 5101) on verso. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIV.