2 Antique Prints-TELEMACHUS-GREEK MYTHOLOGY-TRAVELS-Folkema-Fenelon-1715



“De gevallen van Telemachus”, “Telemachus verhaalt zyne gevallen aan Calypso” – These prints show two images of the Greek Telemachus. The title page of the book, where we see him in a meeting with Minerva near a Greek temple and Telemachus who tells Calypso of his whereabouts. On the background we see a sinking ship. Telemachus in Greek mythology, is the son of Odysseus and Penelope, who is a central character in Homer’s Odyssey. When Telemachus reached manhood, he visited Pylos and Sparta in search of his wandering father. On his return to Ithaca, he found that Odysseus had reached home before him from the Trojan war.

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‘”De gevallen van Telemachus”, “Telemachus verhaalt zyne gevallen aan Calypso”‘

Etching on handlaid paper. Watermark: no.
Sheet size: 11,9 x 19,9 cm. (4,7 x 7,8 inch). Image size: 8,6 x 14 cm. (3,4 x 5,5 inch).

This attractive print was published in a book by Fran?ois de Salignac de la Mothe-Fenelon (French, more commonly known as Fran?ois Fenelon (6 August 1651 ? 7 January 1715), was a French Catholic archbishop, theologian, poet and writer. Today, he is remembered mostly as the author of The Adventures of Telemachus, first published in 1699. This Dutch edition “De gevallen van Telemachus zoone van Ulysses” was published in 1715.

Made by ‘Jacob Folkema’ after an anonymous artist. Jacob Folkema (1692-1767) was a Dutch engraver (printmaker), draftsman, reproduction engraver.

Condition: Good, given age. Pinholes upper margin. Brownish print Calypso and remains of paper on reverse. Smudges. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



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Dimensions 19 × 11 × 1 cm


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