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Jacob De Gheyn Musketeer Pair Military Engravings 1608

Ref: HEA/Gheyn / LA125881

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Description

Jacob de Gheyn II (also Jacques de Gheyn II) (c. 1565 – March 29, 1629) was a Dutch painter and engraver, whose work shows the transition from Northern Mannerism to Dutch realism over the course of his career. De Gheyn was born in Antwerp and received his first training from his father, Jacob de Gheyn I, a glass painter, engraver, and draftsman. He produced 117 engravings for the military manual The Exercise of Armes / "De Wapenhandelinghe van Roers, Musketten ende Spiesen", 1608 while living in Amsterdam. The series is divided into three sets: Marksmen (42 plates), Musketeers (43 plates), and Lansquenets (15th- and 16th-century German foot soldiers;) (32 plates). Image size 25 x 18 cm, Plate 25 x 19 cm This work is regarded as the most militarily important illustrated manual of the early 17th century as for once it was detailed and factual ,all full page ** Lit with flash to show defects within the paper ** More are on http://www.heatons-of-tisbury.co.uk/militaryeuropean2.html


Measurements

Height : 25 cm - 9.84 in

Width : 18 cm - 7.09 in

Condition

All as shown in the pic one has the start of a blemish top right but minimal. The paper is fine hand made transitional between the velum used earlier and paper so almost see through. Stupidly rare and early

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