PCT-57139

Wonderlyk eigen-moorden in Japan gebruikelyk ter eeren der afgoden - Montanus (1669)

  • Technic: Etching on hand laid paper.
  • Condition: Very good, given age. Left edge uneven from binding. Faintly browned top margin. As this is a page from a book, there is text beneath the image and on the rear of the sheet. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1669
  • Overall size: 8,1 x 12,7 inch
  • Image size: 6,7 x 5,4 inch
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.. Wonderlyk eigen-moorden in Japan gebruikelyk ter eeren der afgoden - Montanus (1669)

Description: Antique print, titled: 'Wonderlyk eigen-moorden in Japan gebruikelyk ter eeren der afgoden.' - ('Curious suicides common in Japan as veneration of the gods'). Figures in small boats prepare to drown themselves, by hanging heavy rocks from their bodies, to jump into the water with. In the foreground a statue of one of the deities (possibly Amitabha or Amida). Arnoldus Montanus' "Gedenkwaerdige Gesantschappen der Oost-Indische Maatschappy in 't Vereenigde Nederland aan de Kaisaren van Japan […]. Amsterdam: Jacob Meurs, 1669.

Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Arnoldus Montanus'.