Saint Amatus-hermit-devil [Giovanni MERLO after DE VOS, c.1650]



Harpagat infornus cererem tibi cornus Amate […] – Saint Amatus of Remiremont, a French hermit of the 6th.c. A bird steals his food and water and a devil hangs above. In the distance he pumps water from a well.

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Harpagat infornus cererem tibi cornus Amate […]

Engraving on hand laid (verge type) paper. Watermark: cornucopia with grapes.
Sheet size: 24,5 x 20,5 cm. Image size: 19,5 x 16 cm.

Copy in reverse after plate 19 from a series: ‘Sylvae sacrae monumenta anachoretarum’ published c. 1590 (Hollstein 994-1023).

Made by Giovanni Merlo after Raphael Sadeler after Maerten de Vos. Giovanni Merlo was an Italian 17th. c. engraver and publisher from Venice, particularly known from his monumental panoramic view of Venice made in 1656.

Condition: Very good, given age. Remains of previous attachment at top. Remains of manuscript writing in bottom margin. Some light creasing and soiling. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



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Dimensions 24 × 24 × 1 cm


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