[Allegory on the Discord in France]
[published by Blaeu, 1638]
Etching, platemark 295 x 385mm (11½ x 15¼"). Small margins. Central fold (as issued?), printers crease; pinhole lower right, left corner wrinkled.
Hercules carrying a repaired globe marked 'Gallia' (France), assisted by Mars and Minerva. Statues of Justice and Concord on pedestals either side. One from a series of sixteen plates showing the festivals and ceremonies given to Marie de Medici by the city of Amsterdam during her visit from 31 August to 5 September 1638, published by Blaeu in Kaspar van Baerle's book on the festivities 'Medicea Hospes' ('The Medicean Guest'). The visit was considered an important moment in Dutch history as it conferred international recognition on the newly-formed Dutch Republic. This is one of the nine plates by Pieter Nolpe after Moyaert.
Muller 1793.13; Hollstein 6-14 (after Moeyaert); Hollstein 95-103 (Nolpe). For another plate from the volume see ref. 28696; for Barlaeus, see ref. 29659.
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