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Jobus Ludolfus Sac. Cæs. Majest. nec non Seren. Saxoniæ Duc. Consiliarus.
Jobus Ludolfus Sac. Cæs. Majest. nec non Seren. Saxoniæ Duc. Consiliarus.
G.B. v. Sand. pinx. Elias Ch. Heiss sculp. Aug. Vind. 1691.
[Frankfurt: Johann David Zunner, 1691?]
Mezzotint, rare, with large margins. 270 x 175mm (10½ x 7").
Oval portrait of Hiob Ludolph (1624-1704), probably the frontispiece to Ludoph's own 'Historiam Aethiopicam Antehac Editam Commentarius', his study of Ethiopia. Ludolf , learned the Ethiopian language from Gregorius, a monk from the Ethiopian province of Amhara. He used this knowledge to research the country, even visiting England to promote a trade scheme, unsuccessfully. The modern scholar Edward Ullendorff called Ludolf 'the most illustrious name in Ethiopic scholarship'. The artist and engraver of this portrait also collaborated on a portrait of Gregorius.
[Ref: 30232]   £350.00  
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