Thourneyser, Johan Jakob (1636-1711) after Aubry, Peter (1610-1686)

Print: Biblia Sacra [title page] 1669, Lyon/Titelpagina Bijbel.

Title page of an edition of the “Biblia Sacra” with a plate representing a flying Mercury over the Earth holding an opened book in his hand: “DOCTA PER ORBEM SCRIPTA FERO.” The plate is the printer’s device of Claude Bourgeat, appearing also on other editions issued by Bourgeat. One of these from the same year bears the names of Aubry and Thourneyser, whereas the present plate shows a monogram on the bottom left, ‘HT’, with the T superimposed on the dash of the H.; on the bottom right: ‘sc.’. On the mount are some decorated engraved initials, possibly coming from the same edition: C, S, and two Is. The edition is dated in Roman numbers, M. DC. LXIX. (1669).

Letterpress, engraving, etching and xylography on paper; text in red and black ink; mounted on a sheet measuring 360 x 201 mm; some scribbling in pen and brown ink on the top of the page; some smudge at the bottom right corner.

Incl. BTW  96,80

Excl. BTW  80,00

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