Original engraving and etching combination on a verge type hand laid paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 15.5 x 10.5 cm. The image size is ca. 14.5 x 9 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 6.1 x 4.1 inch. The image size is ca. 5.7 x 3.5 inch.
Plate 12: ‘Japanese customs’. This plate shows Japanese people in traditional costume. The person on the right is wearing a sword. This very scarse original old antique print / plate originates from: ‘Ritualis Ecclesiastici …’ (Rituals from all over the world), by Caspare Calvor, published by Johann Christoph Konig, Jenae, 1705. This work describes religious ceremonies in the world (China, Japan, America, Europe). The engravings show temples, idols, service-dress and costumes during marriage, baptism and funeral ceremonies.Artists and Engravers: The author of this work is the Lutheran German theologist Caspar Calvor (Hildesheim 1650 – 1725 Clausthal). He studied in Jena and Helmstedt. He became a Diakon in Zellerfeld and in 1684 Superintendent and Konsistorialrat. He frequently exchanged letters with important scientists like Leibniz a.o. He educated the young composer G. P. Telemann. The plates in this work are engraved by J.G. Mentiel.
Condition: Fine. General age related toning and occasional light staining as visible on image. Narrow margin at the right. Original fold and some creasing.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-JAPAN-COSTUME-ASIA-SWORD-CALVOR