[France] Guillielmus Farellus. Gallica mirata est Calvinum Ecclesia semper, Que nemo docuit doctius. Est quoque te semper mirata Farelle tonantem Quo nemo tonuit fortuis.
Cum privil. [n.d. c.1599.]
Engraving, with Latin letterpress on verso. Plate 171 x 120mm. 6¾ x 4¾".
Portrait of Guillaume Farel, half length slightly turned to left, wearing cap and gown. 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. Guillaume Farel (1488-1565) was a reformer and preacher who fled France during the religious persecutions of 1523, and settled in French-speaking Switzerland, where he introduced the Reformation. Together with Calvin they reformed the churches of Geneva.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove.
[Ref: 25369] £50.00