De Mandragora met zyn Bloemen en Vruchten - Calmet (1725)

  • Technic: Copperplate engraving / etching. on A verge type of hand-laid paper. paper.
  • Condition: Good, given age. A few minor cinkles. Tiny spot lower right of image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1725
  • Overall size: 9,4 x 15,2 inch
  • Image size: 7,7 x 12,2 inch

Description: Antique print, titled: 'De Mandragora met zyn Bloemen en Vruchten' - This original old antique print shows the Mandrake (Mandragora) with its flowers and fruits (love-apples), drawn after the plant in the garden of the King of France.

This plate originates from: 'Het algemeen groot historisch, oordeelkundig, chronologisch, geografisch, en letterlyk naam- en woord-boek, van den gantschen H. Bijbel. Dienende tot de gedenk-stukken der Jooden en andere oudheden, ter opheldering der H. Schrift ... Nu in't Nederduitsch overgezet, merkelyk vermeerdert, en met aanmerkingen verrykt, door Mattheus Gargon.' and it's additons: 'Byvogzel tot het algemeen groot ... Naam- en woord-boek ... En nu in zuiver Nederduitsch overgezet, merkelyk vermeerdert, en metv aanmerkingen verrykt, door Jakob van Ostade en Arn. Henr. Westerhovius.', by Augustines Calmet, published in Leiden, Amsterdam, by Samuel Luchtmans, R. & J. Wetstein en Smith 1725-1731. This is a reknown encyclopaedic dictionary on all aspects of the history, geography and culture of the Bible and Biblical times. This Dutch translation originates from Calmet's work in French including: 'Commentaire littéral sur tous les livres de l'Ancien et du Nouveau Testament ...', first published in Paris in 1707

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Antoine Augustin Calmet' after an anonymous artist. Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Augustinus Calmet'. Author: Antoine Augustin Calmet (1672-1757), French Benedictine. Translation by: translation by Mattheus Gargon (1661-1728), a minister in Vlissingen. Engravings in this work by A. de Putter, F. van Bleyswyk, M. Pool, Ph. van Gunst, etc.