Welcome to our collection of book frontispieces. A frontispiece in books is a decorative or informative illustration facing a book's title page. While some books depict thematic elements, other books feature the author's portrait as the frontispiece.
Antique print, titled: 'Biblia Das ist Die gantze Heilige Schrifft verdeutscht Durch D. Martin Luther' - The facade of a classical temple with Christ and Moses flanking the title; on the pediment hangs a coat of arms; title-page to 'Biblia Das ist Die gantze Heilige Schrifft verdeutscht Durch D. Martin Luther'.
Antique print, titled: 'Gesantschappen aen de Kaisaren van Iapan.' - ('Embassy to the Emperors of Japan'). Title page to the described work. It shows the Dutch and the Japanese meeting in the Japanese court. Gifts are being exchanged.
Antique print, untitled. Frontispiece of the NewTestament part of 'T Groot Waerelds Tafereel', by Jacobus Basnage, with prints by R. de Hooghe and with poems by Mr. Abraham Alewyn, published by J. Lindenbergh.