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Spieghel der Schrijfkonste

about 1609
Calligrapher Jan van den Velde (Netherlandish, 1568–1623), Engraver Simon Wynouts Frisius (Netherlandish, about 1580–1629), Engraver Jacob Matham (Netherlandish, 1571–1631), After Karel van Mander (Netherlandish, 1548–1606), Publisher Willem Jansz. Blaeu (Dutch, 1571–1638)


Place of Publication: Amsterdam?, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Bonacini 1931; Berlin 5010-12; Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, VII, p. 21, no. 30; Becker 100

Dimensions

Overall: 22.6 x 33.8 x 3.4 cm (8 7/8 x 13 5/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1985.241

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title page, engraved portrait, and 73 engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Amsterdam?: Willem Jansz. Blaeu?, about 1609) Oblong folio; 84 leaves; modern vellum, orange-brown cloth box.

Allegorical title page, author portrait, engraved writing samples


Amsterdam?: Willem Jansz. Blaeu?, about 1609

Provenance

Matthijs van Beynhem (1615); Rudolf Hugo Driesen/Caroline E.F. Kleyn; E.P. Goldschmidt, London, from whom purchased by MFA, May 22, 1985.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund