Bernard Picart (1673-1733)

[Antique title page, 1732] Biblia Sacra, published 1732, 1 p.

Allegorical frontispiece to: ‘BIBLIA SACRA DAT IS DE HEILIGE SCHRIFTUER, VAN HET OUDE, en ’t NIEUWE TESTAMENT. Naer de laetste Roomsche Keure der gemeine Latynsche Overzettinge, in nederduitsch Vertaled.’

Christ and Moses point to a drapery bearing the title in Dutch, flanked by laurel wreaths containing biblical quotations in Dutch. On the steps of the altar Faith, Hope and Charity (the three divine virtues). The steps are decorated with reliefs of the crucifixion and the fall of Adam and Eve. In the sky the tetragrammaton (symbol of God the Father) amid heavenly rays and thunderbolts.

With the address of the publisher and the date below: ‘Tot UTRECHT by CORNELIUS GUILELMUS le FEBVRE MDCCXXXII.’

Signed below, on the left: ‘B. Picart invenit et fecit.’

Etching and engraving on paper; total: 486 x 300 mm; dirt, smudges and some minor tears along the most external margins, otherwise in very good condition.

Incl. BTW  108,90

Excl. BTW  90,00

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