Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. Watermark: pot.
Sheet size: 21,2 x 30,9 cm. (8,3 x 12,2 inch). Image size: 18,3 x 25,3 cm. (7,2 x 10 inch).
From: ‘Wapenhandelinghe van roers, musquetten ende spiessen: achtervolgende de ordre van Syn Excellentie Maurits, Prince van Orangie, Grave van Nassau & Gouveneur ende Capiteyn Generaal over Gelderlant, Hollant, Zeelant, Utrecht, Overijssel.’, by Jacob de Gheyn II, published in The Hague in 1607, 3 parts. (2nd. ed. in 1608). Containing 117 plates. We do not know the exact ed. of these plates, but as they are plate numbered we assume 1608. (Exercise of arms part of the marksmen handling the roer / harquebus / caliver / firelock.)
Made by Jacques / Jacob de Gheyn II after own design. Jacques/Jacob de Gheyn II (Antwerp c. 1565 – The Hague 1629) was a Dutch painter and engraver, whose work shows the transition from Nothern Mannerism to Dutch Realism over the course of his career. He studied under Hendrik Goltzius in Haarlem.
Condition: Good, given age. Light soiling, foxing, occasional and light creasing. Slight paper loss on top left corner. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.