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[Antique print, frontispiece, engraving] Virtue fighting against vices (De Deugd vecht tegen de ondeugden), published 1677.

Above on the right a curtain with inscription: ‘VIRTUS contra VITIA Per varias demonstrata selectissimas conciones, in singulos…. Controversitis per quam utiles ac necessiarias.’ A woman, most likely the personification of Virtue is holding back with a shield the vices, with the help of two small putti holding flaming swords.

On the bottom is the address of the publisher and the date: ‘COLONIAE AGRIPPINAE APUD IOANNEM WILHELMUM FRIESSEM IUNIOREM A. MDCLXXVII’ (Cologne, 1677) It is not known for which publication this frontispiece was intended.

Engraving on paper, trimmed within plate mark; total: 284 x 180 mm; small defect on the plate due to printing process, some discolouration on the bottom left, small tear on the margin above, two tiny holes, otherwise in very good condition.

Incl. BTW  96,80

Excl. BTW  80,00

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