“Hezekiah Destroys the Idols”, from THE STORY OF HEZEKIAH, plate 1 (of 4), 1585. FIRST STATE, published 1585, unnumbered. Original design artist: Maarten de Vos (signature). Original engraver: Unknown. Original publisher: Gerard de Jode (signature). Reference: New Hollstein 128.1 (de Vos). Clean and sharp impression, uncut, with full margins. Numbered in pen above the plate line, upper right, 140 (numbered according to de Jode’s 1585 Thesaurus sacrarum historiarum Veterus et Novi Testamentum from which these plates came. Engraving size: 11.25″ x 7.8″. Full, uncut sheet: 13.5″ x 11″. Strong impressions. Richly detailed. From the story in II Kings 18.
Engraving and premium COA set in a museum-quality portfolio (landscape); black linen covers, silk moire linings, archival sleeves as recommended by the Library of Congress.