Title engraving [Johannes KIP after STRUYS, 1676]

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Voyagien door Moscovien, Tartaryen, Oostindien en andere deelen der Werelt. – Title engraving for the described work. It shows a man tied to a tree with arrows in his chest, the bowmen to the left. A battle scene in the right background, and two richly dressed Asian figures in the left foreground.

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Voyagien door Moscovien, Tartaryen, Oostindien en andere deelen der Werelt.

Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 15,5 x 20,3 cm. Image size: 13,4 x 17,7 cm.

From Jan Jansz. Struys’ “Drie Aanmerkelyke en seer Rampspoedige Reysen […]”, Amsterdam: Jan van Meurs / J. van Someren, 1676. Ref: Tiele 1061; Howgego S185; Graesse VI, p. 513.

Made by Johannes Kip after Jan Janszoon Struys. Johannes Kip (Amsterdam, 1653 – 1722, London) was a Dutch draughtsman, engraver and art dealer, active in England. He was a pupil of Bastiaan Stopendaal (1636–1707). His earliest dated engravings are of 1672, and he supplied numerous plates for books published from that date onwards. The work for which Kip is best remembered are the topographical engravings of country mansions, which were published in 1708 as Britannia Illustrata. This book is among the most important English topographical publications of the 18th century. Jan Janszoon Struys (1630-1694) was a Dutch explorer and navigator. He made three long voyages to Africa, Southeast Asia and Japan, on which he published his ‘Drie Aanmerkelyke Reizen’ (1675).

Condition: Good, given age. Browned, some small creases in the margins. Edges soiled from handling. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

Keywords: TITLE ENGRAVING-ARROWS IN CHEST-TIED TO TREE-RARE

PCO-A4-01

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Dimensions 15 × 15 × 1 cm
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