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Amman, Jost
Wappen und Stammbuch darinnen der Keys. Majest., Chur und Fürsten, Graffen, Freyherrn, deren vom Adel, etc. Mit kunstreichen Figuren durch den weitberühmpten Josten Amen gerissen sampt iren Symbolis und mit Deutschen Reymen geziert, (.) verlegt durch Sigmundt Feyrabendt.
- Frankfurt, S. Feyrabendt, 1589. 4o. Modern high quality gold decoratd full leather. Some wormholes throughout the bottom left corner, mainly in the margins. Many contemporary owner's marks and scribbles in ink on the title page, a.o. by John Goodington and John Bonoyer. Exlibris Daniel de Bruin. (7) pages text and 120 pages with full page woodcuts by and after Jost Amman. The woodcuts depict 61 coats-of-arms, 32 allegories and portraits (some may be portraits of the noblemen related to the coats-of-arms) and 27 costumes (tracht). Every plate comes with a poem of 8 lines presumably by Feyrabendt. This famous, rare and early book on heraldry and other subjects was intended for all those who love and appreciate the free arts. It is a showpiece of the skills of the artist Jost Amman, with great variety in the illustrations. The woodcuts of the coats-of-arms are wonderfully detailed and provide information for all those interested in heraldry. Jost Amman (June 13, 1539 - March 17, 1591) was a Swiss artist, celebrated chiefly for his woodcuts, done mainly for book illustrations. Amman was born in Zurich, the son of a professor of Classics and Logic. He was himself well-educated. Little of his personal history is known beyond the fact that he moved to Nuremberg in 1560, where he continued to reside until his death in March 1591. He worked initially with Virgil Solis, then a leading producer of book illustrations. His productiveness was very remarkable, as may be gathered from the statement of one of his pupils, that the drawings he made during a period of four years would have f … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. van der Steur [Den Haag, Netherlands]
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