Het Ambacht van Cupido.
Engraving with letterpress, sheet 145 x 190mm (5¾ x 7½"). Glued to backing sheet; text verso (not corresponding to this image wine making).
'Harmonium rerum Amor conservat'. Page from the 1613 edition (reprinted 1615, 1616 and 1619) of 'Ambacht van Cupido' ('The Trade of Cupid') by Daniel Heinsius (1580-1655). At this time Latin was the dominant language used to write poetry in the Netherlands, and Hensius, by writing in Dutch, pioneered the use of the language for poetry.
[Ref: 39413] £160.00