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Venlo in Gelder
Hand coloured copperplate etching/engraving of the Dutch city of Venlo. Accompanied by the Latin motto 'Libido de Ipsam Punit', meaning 'The punishing of Lust'. Further description in Latin and German on the bottom of the print. The motto is pictured in front of the city by a sater beating up a naked woman, who is strapped to a tree. ca. 1640.Overall size: 15 x 18,4 cm; plate size: 9,5 x 14,4 cm. Good state. Some age related discolouration. Reinforced in the upper margin on the verso. Handlaid paper. Print number D77 originates from 'Daniel Meisner, Sciographia Cosmica (...), Nürnberg, P. Fürst, 1638-1642'. After Meisner's Thesaurus Philo-politicus (...), 1623-1632. This series of 830 emblematic prints contained eighty prints concerning Dutch and Belgian cities.(Meissner)
      [Bookseller: Historisch Antiquariaat A.G. van der Ste]
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