Copperplate engraving and etching on a verge type hand laid paper. Hand colouring. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 18 x 25 cm. The image size is ca. 12.5 x 18.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 7.1 x 9.8 inch. The image size is ca. 4.9 x 7.3 inch.
Plate 72 : ‘Chevalier de la Toison d’Or’. (Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece). The Order of the Golden Fleece is an order of chivalry founded in Bruges by Philip III, Duke of Burgundy in 1430, to celebrate his marriage to the Portuguese princess Infanta Isabella of Portugal, daughter of King John I of Portugal. It evolved as one of the most prestigious orders in Europe This print originates from a book: ‘Histoire des Ordres Religieux et Militaires (…).’ (History of Religious and Military Orders.), by R.P. Helyot, published in Paris, 1792 ed. First published 1714-1719. Helyot made lengthy journeys throughout Europe, which afforded him ample opportunity to collect material for his great work on the religious orders. It treats the history of religious and knightly orders, and of congregations of both sexes, down to his own time, and exhibits more particularly their origin, growth, deterioration, suppression, or dissolution, various offshoots and reforms. adding also the lives of the chief founders, and illustrations of different monastic habits. Being written on scientific principles, though not always with critical insight, it was very favourably received, and achieved a wide circulation (Catholic Ency.). Vols 1-5 by Helyot and vols 6-8 generally attributed to Maximilien Bullot.Artists and Engravers: The author of this work is Pierre Helyot / Father Hyppolyte Helyot (1660-1716). Engravers include P. Giffart, Thomassin and T. Duflos.
Condition: Excellent. General age related toning. Rear blank. Please study scan.
Keywords: ANTIQUE RELIGIOUS PRINT-KNIGHT-ORDER OF THE GOLDEN FLEECE-HELYOT