The planet Mercury and his children … Mercury rides his wagon in the sky, pulled by two cocks. The zodiac signs of virgin and twins are related to Mercury and stand for wisdom and artistry. Below such figures as scientists, astrologers, traders, doctor, musicians, sculptor and painter.
Made by Harmen Janszn. Muller after Maarten van Heemskerck.
Medium: Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. Watermark: Coat of arms.
Sheet size: 22.5 x 32 cm (8.86 x 12.6 inch). Image size: 18.2 x 27 cm. (7.17 x 10.63 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Vague waterst. in upper left corner; lower right blank corner w creases. Verso w. small collector’s mark. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
PLANET MERCURY-MERCURIUS-ZODIAC-CHILDREN-SCIENCE-ARTS | PCO-EXPO-307
From the series of 7 planets., published by Joanes Galle.
Reference: New Hollstein (Harmen Jansz. Muller) 106, the 3rd state (of 4) and New Hollstein (M. van Heemskerck) 547, the 3rd state (of 4).
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Biography engraver: Muller, H. Jansz. (c.1540-1617).