Copperplate engraving(s) on a verge type of hand laid paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 19.5 x 31.5 cm. The image size is ca. 17.5 x 27.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 7.7 x 12.4 inch. The image size is ca. 6.9 x 10.8 inch.
Plate: This plate shows the portrait of the the 170th Pope Alexander III (died in the year 1181). Surrounded by allegorical borders with Christian symbolism showing angels and Cristian relics. This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: ‘Triomph der Pausen van Roomen over alle hare Benyders ende Bestryders met eene volkomen, ende overtuyghende wederlegginghe van alle de lasteringhen, en valscheden van de sectarisen..’ (Transl.: Victory of the Roman Popes over those who envy and fight them, and a convincing plea against all laster and fraud by the sectarians / sects.) published in Antwerpen, Michiel Knobbaert, by het Prosessen-huys, in S.Peeter, 1678.Artists and Engravers: Author: Cornelius Hazart (1617-1690) was a Dutch Jesuit controversialist, orator, and writer of polemical history. Engraver: Frederik Bouttats, born in Antwerp c. 1620.
Condition: Very good given age. General age related toning. Edges slightly browned. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-POPE-SAINT-ALEXANDER III-ANGEL-CHALICE-RELICS-HAZART