[The Martyrs of Gorkum]Glorioso Martirio delli XIX Beati Martiri Goucomiensi, che per la Confessione della Catolica fede [...]
In Roma appresso Gio. Batta Rossi con licenza de Superiori [c.1680]
Rare engraving, sheet 240 x 330mm (9½ x 13"). Trimmed; glued to backing sheet; folded to fit into album.
The Martyrs of Gorkum, a group of 19 Dutch Catholic clerics and friars who were hanged in the town of Brielle in 1572 during the wars of religion in the Low Countries. They were beatified in 1675 and canonized in 1865. Italian engraving showing the martyrs being hanged in a turfshed. Letterpress key identifying each of the martyrs in the image.
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