Rare 18th C Engraving Circa 1738 by Bernard Picart / Abraham Moubach. 12" x 10.25" Inches. Approx Print Size: 7.5 x 5.5 Inches Approx. Perforation, repair / bottom left corner as per pics. Original 285+ year old engraving.
Published in'Ceremonies et coutumes Religieuses... Mounted / Matted in a new mount, backed and sealed, in fixed mount ready for framing. Yellowing of the paper and potential age marks, spots signs of age. Perforations / holes - it is 285 years old You will receive the item pictured, so the pictures are integral to the condition report and listing.
This rare original old antique print / plate originates from:'Naaukeurige beschryving der godtsdienst-plichten, kerk-zeden en gewoontens van alle volkeren der waereldt. , a Dutch edition or its French edition'Ceremonies et coutumes Religieuses... An English edition called'Ceremonies and religious Rites of the various nations of the known world.... It was the most elaborate history of world religion published up to that time.
The plates in this work were adapted by B. Picart and others from various sources including de Bry. Artists and Engravers: The author of this work is A. He was a French painter and engraver. His talents developed rapidly: at the age of sixteen he gained honors at the Academy of Paris.
He was born in Paris and died in Amsterdam. Other engravers worked on this work as well.