Adumbratio Quaedam Effigiei Dni Andreae Willetti Sacrae Theologiae Doctoris.
Etching and engraving, sheet 235 x 155mm. 9¼ x 6". Trimmed to plate, glued to album page.
Andrew Willet (1562 - 1621), controversial divine. Frontispiece to his magnum opus 'Synopsis Papismi, or a General View of Papistri’. This argument against the papal theory at once took a foremost place in the controversial literature of the time, and rapidly passed through eight editions. It was designed as a reply to the scholarly and elaborate treatise of the jesuit Bellarmine. Six lines of Latin verse below image.
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