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Story of Jonah – 1585 – Set of 4 plates

Story of Jonah


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STORY OF JONAH. Set of 4 plates, complete. FIRST STATE, likely printed in 1580 but not published until 1585, unnumbered plates. Original design artist: Maarten/Maerten de Vos (signature). Original engravers: Hieronymus/Jerome Wierix (signature, pl.1); Antonius/Antonio Wierix (signature, pl.3). Original publisher: Gerard de Jode (signature). Reference: Hollstein 53.1 – 56.1 (de Vos). Excellent overall, plates are quite clean, detailed, sharp impressions; uncut plates with full margins on fine laid paper. Lower margins of three plates with older repairs to lower edge. Numbered 206-209 in pen just above the plate line, upper right. Plate/Engraving size: 9.75″ x 7.5″. Full, uncut sheet: 13.5″ x 11″. Richly detailed. This iconic series, based on the Book of Jonah, with plates 2 and 3 depicting the iconic “Great Fish.”

Sold as a set only. This is the original, first, and complete set. Very Rare. COA on premium “gold leaf” paper with gold seal and signature. Plates set in 2 Bifold Portfolios (landscape). COA set in an Archival Booklet.

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Hollstein 53.1-56.1 (de Vos)


Old Testament