François van Bleyswijck (1671-1746)

[Antique title page, 1714] BATAVIA SACRA, published 1714, 1 p.

Allegorical frontispiece with a resurrected Christ standing on a skeleton on the top of a podium. Two bishops on the sides, slightly below. Between them coat of arms of the provinces. Two portraits on the circular frames at the bottom of the podium. Title at bottom center: BATAVIA SACRA.

Signed at bottom center: F: Bleiswyck. del & sculp.

Employed as frontispiece in Hugo Franciscus van Heussen’s: ‘Batavia sacra, sive res gestae apostolicorum virorum, qui fidem Bataviae primi intulerunt, in duas partes divisa…cum typis aeneis,’ published in Brussel by François Foppens in 1714.

Dedication page: PR120995.

Etching on paper with margins; plate mark: 308 x 181 mm, total: 341 x 209 mm; tiny rust stains, otherwise in great condition.

Incl. BTW  90,75

Excl. BTW  75,00

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