Conradus Mel.Potent: Regis Prussiae Concionator Aulicus in Eccles...
Mezzotint, 250 x 160mm. 9¾ x 6¼". Some marginal damage, one chip.
Conrad Mel (1666 - 1733), theologian and writer, professor of theology at the University of Konigsberg and member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences. Bust portrait in inscribed oval frame, German quotation from Psalm below; four symbolic vignettes to corners, of a human skull, timer, beehive, and serpent-ring. He supposedly was father of 28 children, eight sons and sixteen daughters. By Jacob Gole (c.1660 - 1724).
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