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Publisher: DE VOS, M. after
Title: Mercurius.
Published in: Antwerp, 1585
Size: 9.5 x 9.6 inches.
24.2 x 24.5 cm.

Condition: Cut to neat line, remargined. Good and dark impression.
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Mercury holding a caduceus and riding in a chariot drawn by two birds on the clouds in the sky, an extensive landscape with a harbour with goods being loaded and unloaded below; zodiac signs of Gemini and Virgo in ovals in top corners.
The classical god, personification of the planet, is depicted along with activities, cities and continents that are under its influence. Here Antwerp and Bruges with trading activities in the foreground.

The copper engraving mas made after design by Maarten de Vos (1532 - 1603 ) and published by Jan Sadeler ( 1550 - 1600 ).

From the series: Planetarum effectus et eorum in signis zodiaci (The Seven Planets).

Willem Blaeu used this print as model for Mercurius on his folio world map.

Extensive text underneath the print : REGIONES : Armenia, Brabantian, Cyrene, Flandria, Hircania, Longobardia, Marmarica, Martinia, Sardinia.
CIVITATES Antverpia, Bamberga, Brugae, Cesena, Corduba, Londinum, Lovanium, Norimberga, Rhegium, Turinum, Vercellae, Viterbium.
REGIONES Achaia, Assyria, Babylonia, Corinthia, Creta, Croacia, Graecia, Mesopotamia, Rhemi.
CIVITATES Aretium, Basilea, Brundusum, Corinthus, Cumae, Hierosolyma, Lutetia, Papia, Rhodus, Segnia.

Mercurius venator opum, qui celsa galero
Temperat astra, suos vultus in virgine figit
Sub Geminis, studia alta colens, artesqz decoras.
Virgie sub casta felix terraqz mariqz
Est Rhodos, Ioniaeqz urbes, & Dorica rura
Arcades antiqui, celebrataqz Caria fama.
Ille decus linguae faciet, tum pectora doctis
Artibus instituetr, superat cursumqz loquendi.

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