GermaniaHic Regina suas orbi Germania gazas / Mostrat, et impertit quas Dea gignit opes [...]
Cum privel S. Caes: Maiestat [c.1594]
Engraving, sheet 220 x 255mm (8½ x 10"). Glued to backing sheet. Trimmed to image.
Germany, from a set of four allegories on European countries after Hans von Aachen. The series was dedicated to Flemish cartographer Abraham Ortelius. This plate is shows a young woman as Ceres and young man as Bacchus, and is an allegory on craft and war. The composition includes: tools and weaponry; a copper-plate and two burin needles, and printing press; a small violin (rebec) and a flute with a flute-case at centre; armoury, a gun, a cannon and a clock in lower right corner. In the background an army marches on the right, while peasants drink at a village tavern on the left.
[Ref: 40147] £280.00