Rare Antique Print-FIRE-SWORD-PIKE-FALL-Haineuve-Cuvelier-1650



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Engraving on hand laid paper. on paper.

Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 7.7 x 11.3 cm. The image size is ca. 5.7 x 6.8 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 3 x 4.4 inch. The image size is ca. 2.2 x 2.7 inch.

Antique print, titled: ‘Aut Perrumpendum, Aut Pereundum.’ – (Transl.: Either break through, or perish.) Two men armed with swords are forced backwards by pikes and swords while standing on a rock with flames burning beneath them. One of the men falls backward. From: “Scala Salutis E Solidis Veritatibus Constructa”, by Julien Hayneuve, Michael Cuvelier, published in Cologne by Iodocum Kalcovium / Jost Kalckhoven, 1650. Of this book three Latin editions were published in 1650, probably translated from the French ed. “Meditations pour le temps des exercises.” and it contains 24 emblems and an engraved title page. Rare. Ref: Backer-Sommervogel T.II col. 1752 n.7.Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘Authors: Haineuve and Cuvelier’ after an anonymous artist. Engraver unknown. Authors: Julien Haineuve (1588-1663) and Michel Cuvelier.

Condition: Good, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



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