Engraving on hand laid paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 7.4 x 11.3 cm. The image size is ca. 5.7 x 6.9 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 2.9 x 4.4 inch. The image size is ca. 2.2 x 2.7 inch.
Antique print, titled: ‘Nu minis arbitrio.’ – (Transl.: Worse than the decision.) Two hands, one hand from heaven and one from earth. The hand from heaven pours a drink into a chalice in the hand on earth. 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. A small hole in the left margin. Margins soiled. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: RARE ANTIQUE PRINT-HAND-HEAVEN-EARTH-DRINK-CHALICE-HAINEUVE-CUVELIER