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ELZEVIER, L. / D. - [Title page of a bible]

ELZEVIER, L. / D. -  [Title page of a bible]
[Title page of a bible] - ELZEVIER, L. / D.
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Title : [Title page of a bible].
Map maker : ELZEVIER, L. / D..
Date : Amsterdam, 1669.
Size : 14.2 x 8.7 inches. / 36.0 x 22.0 cm.
Colouring : In attractive strong original colours.

Description :This spectacular title page from a bible showing an angel presenting a women with a bible, together with two cherubs, one holding the Ten Commandments and the other with his foot on a skull.
From : "BIBLE. La Sainte Bible, qui contient le Vieux et le Nouveau Testament." , this piece combines the works from three masters of the Dutch 17th century publishing activities.
Published by the master printing house Elsevier, as stated in the lower part : Louys and Daniel Elsevier of Amsterdam.
After a model by Nicolaes Pietersz. Berchem (1 October 1620 - 18 February 1683) who was a highly esteemed and prolific Dutch painter of pastoral landscapes, and designer of title pages, cartouches in maps for N.Visscher, Frederick de Wit. Born in Haarlem, he received instruction from his father Pieter Claesz, and from the painters Jan van Goyen.
Engraved by Theodoor Matham (c.1605-1676), who was the son of Jacob Matham. The Matham family where perhaps the most profound engravers in the second half of the 17th century.
On top the title page is lavishly coloured and richly heightened with gold.
Condition : Mint condition. Richly heightened with gold.


ID: 27973

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