Original etching/engraving on hand laid (verge) paper with watermark. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 25 x 40 cm. The image size is ca. 21 x 32 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 9.8 x 15.7 inch. The image size is ca. 8.3 x 12.6 inch.
Plate 93: 2 images on one Plate. The first image shows the lighting of the holy fire by the Peruvians, the celebration of the great feast of the sun. The second image shows the first day of the great celebration of the sun, the Incas present a jug filled with liquor. Also depitected are lamas. 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: Good, given age. Faint stains in the margins. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-PERU-INCA-CELEBRATION-LAMA-PICART