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Auction 95, Lot 5

"De Bybel", Elzevier, Joannes

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1663 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

9 x 13.5 inches
22.9 x 34.3 cm

A lovely scene of 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. Drawn by N. Berchem and engraved by Matham. The bible was published by Elzevier's widow as noted in the imprint below the engraving.


Condition: B

Bit of minor discoloration in margins and a pin-hole in image, else very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $140

Closed on 6/13/2001