Petrus Martyr, Tuscia te pepulit, Germania et Anglia fouit, Martyr, quem extinctum, nunc tegit Helvetia. Discere quae si vera volent, re et nomine dicent, Hic fideus Christi (credite) Maptup eints.
Cum privill. [n.d. c.1599.]
Engraving, with Latin letterpress on verso, with very large margins. Plate 171 x 120mm. 6¾ x 4¾".
Peter Martyr (1499-1562), Florentine theologian during the Reformation. Brought up by as an Augustinian, he was influenced by the writings of Luther, and his attempts at reform earned him a ban from teaching. He fled to Germany, then was invited to England by Archbishop Thomas Cramner in 1547. In 1548 Vermigli was appointed Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford, and historians have proven definitively that Vermigli had a great deal of influence in the modifications of the Book of Common Prayer in 1552. However Mary I's accession to the throne made him leave England for Strassburg, dying in Zurich in 1562. Illustration to Jacob Verheiden's "Praestantium aliquot theologorum ... effigies", a series of fifty-one book-illustrations showing portraits by Hendrik Hondius I. The set was first published in 1599 by the artist and re-published between 1602 and 1604 by Nieulandt and Janssen.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove.
[Ref: 25368] £220.00