Engraving on a vellin type paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 24.8 x 40.2 cm. The image size is ca. 20.7 x 32.6 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 9.8 x 15.8 inch. The image size is ca. 8.1 x 12.8 inch.
Plate 82: 2 images on one Plate. The first image deals with Quetzalcoatl, a Mesoamerican deity whose name comes from the Nahuatl language and has the meaning of “feathered-serpent”. The worship of the feathered serpent deity was centered in the central Mexican religious center of Cholula. The second image shows a God watching from as distance as warriors hunt various exotic animals. This scarse original old antique print / plate originates from: ‘Naaukeurige beschryving der godtsdienst-plichten, kerk-zeden en gewoontens van alle volkeren der waereldt.’, a Dutch edition or its French edition ‘Ceremonies et coutumes Religieuses…’ , by A. Moubach, 1727-1738 (French edition 1721-1725). An English edition called ‘Ceremonies and religious Rites of the various nations of the known world….’, appeared in 1733. It was the most elaborate history of world religion published up to that time. The plates in this work were adapted by B. Picart and others from various sources including de Bry.Artists and Engravers: The author of this work is A. Moubach. The most important engraver of this work is Bernard Picart (1673-1733). He was a French painter and engraver. He received his art education from his father, Etienne (1632-1721), from Le Brun and Jouvenet at the Royal Academy. His talents developed rapidly: at the age of sixteen he gained honors at the Academy of Paris.He was born in Paris and died in Amsterdam. Other engravers worked on this work as well.
Condition: Excellent, given age. Paper edges occasionally a bit frayed and chipped from handling, not nearly effecting image. General age-related toning and occasional light stains from handling. Please study image carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-MEXICO-QUETZALCOATL-HUNTING-PICART