AFTER JAN VAN DER STRAET, CALLED STRADANUS | THE INVENTION OF BOOK PRINTING (IMPRESSIO LIBRORUM) (NEW HOLLSTEIN 326)
Estimate: 1,000 - 2,000 GBP
AFTER JAN VAN DER STRAET, CALLED STRADANUS
1523 - 1605
THE INVENTION OF BOOK PRINTING (IMPRESSIO LIBRORUM) (NEW HOLLSTEIN 326)
Engraving by Philips Galle with (presumably later) hand-colouring, circa 1591, from New Inventions of Modern Times (Nova Reperta), New Hollstein's second state (of three), with the address of Ioan Galle, on paper with a Cross and Interlaced 'C' watermark, unframed
plate: 200 by 265mm 7⅞ by 10⅜in
sheet: 240 by 310mm 9½ by 12⅛in
With wide margins, in good condition apart from a 2cm supported tear in the lower margin, a split at the upper right corner, pale discoloration and surface soiling, remains of previous hinges at the sheet edges, two pale stains at the upper sheet edge associated with previous hinging, unframed. (A partial red ink inscription at the lower sheet edge).
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