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Publisher: BAECK, E.
Title: Colossus Monarchic. Statua Danielis
Published in: Augsbourg, 1730
Size: 22.4 x 19.2 inches.
57.0 x 48.8 cm.

In attractive strong original colours.
Condition: In thick paper. Dark impression. Repair of a small tear in left margin, hardly touching the engraved area.
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Fantastic double page allegorical map of a colossus figure representing the great world empires as Daniel interpreted in Nebuchadnezzar's dream. The warrior stands stolidly on the coast in martial gear with a scepter in his right hand. The monarchical successions of the world's major civilizations are listed on his armor and legs. He is surrounded by three mythical creatures and a bear who represent the greatest empires: Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome.

A scroll cartouche in the upper left lists the Roman gods in Latin. An identical scroll has been attached as a tab, with the same information in German.

Elias Baeck (1679-1747) Elias Baeck (16791747) called "Heldenmuth", was a German painter and engraver from Augsburg. Baeck worked for some time in Rome, then in Laybach, but finally returned to Augsburg, where he died in 1747. His chief works both in painting and engraving were portraits and landscapes. His engravings are sometimes signed "E.B.a.H.", standing for "Elias Baeck, alias Heldenmuth" (See : Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (AK). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.)

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