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Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man in the moon at large

Print shows Edmund Burke sitting at a desk on a crescent moon, holding a quill pen, an open "pamphlet" and an inkwell are on the desk, broken chains hang from his wrists; a scene on the front of the desk, label... more

Andrew Jackson, president of the United States / painted by W.J. Hubard ; C.G. Childs Lithr.; drawn by A. Newsam, pupil to C.G. Childs.

Print shows Andrew Jackson, full-length portrait, sitting in a chair, facing front, with legs crossed and hands on lap.

Civliano consuli ac patricio Priscianus salutem

Print shows page of text on weights and measures, with illuminated borders.

Man of sorrow

Print shows Jesus Christ on the cross.

[Mobile tank-like fortress in the shape of a dragon]

Print shows a dragon-shaped, mobile fortress equipped cannons and capable of carrying troops, with a ladder device mounted on the front used for scaling walls or as a bridge during siege warfare.

[Portable siege ladder]

Print shows a portable ladder with sections that are screwed together, used during siege warfare.

Des Humeurs et qualites

Qualities of primary matter: elements of earth and water surrounded by concentric circles of air, then fire.

St. Philip

Print shows St. Philip standing with a cross in one hand and a book in the other hand.

The marriage of St. Catherine

Print shows St. Catherine kneeling next to the infant Jesus seated on his mother's lap. Jesus gives Catherine a ring.

St. Philip (or Andrew?)

Print shows St. Philip standing with a cross in one hand and a book in the other hand.

The Tiburtine sibyl and the Emperor Augustus

Print shows a female prophet directing Emperor Augustus's gaze upward towards a group of spirits in the clouds.

The Virgin, St. Sebastian and a holy bishop

Print shows three separate vignettes: the Virgin Mary holding the infant Jesus, Saint Sebastian, and a bishop wearing a mitre.

Pan

Print showing Pan, right profile view, resting his pipes against a rock.

Circe

Print showing Circe, standing on a wharf with dragon-like serpents, offering a drink to sailors as their ship passes.

Diogenes with the featherless cock

Print showing Diogenes, full length portrait, sitting before an open book, holding a stick in right hand; a featherless rooster, plucked by Diogenes to challenge Plato's definition of Man, stands on the right, ... more

Prudence

Allegorical print showing a woman as Prudence, one of the cardinal virtues, seated with left elbow resting on left knee, looking to the left into a mirror which she is holding in her right hand; with a large ur... more

Apollo and Marsyas

Print showing a contest of musical skill between Apollo and Marsyas (or Pan), seated, holding his pipes.

The flight into Egypt / PHL.

Print shows angels pulling a tree within the reach of the infant Jesus who rides in the lap of the Virgin Mary on a donkey. Joseph guides the donkey on the family's journey to Egypt.

[A philosopher]

Print shows a bearded man turned to the left with his right hand at his shoulder.

Fortitude

Allegorical print showing a woman as Fortitude, one of the cardinal virtues, snapping off a portion of a pillar.

Faith

Allegorical print showing a woman as Faith, one of the theological virtues, holding a chalice, with one knee on a low wall outside a temple(?).

An apostle (Paul?)

Print shows a bearded man turned to the left with his right hand on his shoulder.

[The visitation]

Print after Albrecht Dürer's woodcut Visitation, no. 8 in his Life of the Virgin series, shows the Virgin and St. Elizabeth, both pregnant, greeting each other as Zacharias stands in a doorway. Dürer's pet dog ... more

The death of Ananias / Raphael Urbinas, perugo da carpo.

Print shows Ananias lying on the ground in front of the disciples and other observers. The disciple Peter condemns him for telling a lie.

Venus and cupids / perugo da carpo.

Print shows Venus standing among a group of cupids.

St. Peter preaching the gospel

Print shows the apostle Peter, at left, with arm extended, preaching to a group.

Ceiling with three angels / IV.R.,IVE.

Print shows three angels in flight just below a ceiling, surrounded by columns.

The resurrection

Print shows Jesus, dressed in a shroud, stepping out of his tomb as it rests in a cave. On the right, the women weap, and on the left, the guards tumble over each other in fright.

The Virgin in an oval

Print shows the Virgin Mary seated with a child in her lap.

The virgin, child and St. John

Print shows the Virgin Mary holding the infant Jesus with his cousin in the background.

The rest on the flight into Egypt

Print shows Joseph, Mary, and the baby Jesus taking nourishment from a tree, assisted by several angels, on their journey to Egypt.

The sacrifice of Abraham

Print shows Abraham raising a sword against his son, Isaac.

The sacrifice

Print shows the Roman knight Mutius Scaevola putting his hand into a flame while a group of Etruscans stands by.

Pallas

Print showing Pallas, one of the Greek titans, holding a shield.

St. John

Print showing Saint John carrying a goblet.

Fortitude

Allegorical print showing a seated woman holding onto a column.

The philosopher Diogenes and the allegory of astronomy

Allegorical print showing a seated man thinking and another figure looking at a globe.

[Man seated, seen from behind]

Print shows a man, possibly Narcissus, seated on a rock in a glade, turned away from a woman, possibly Echo.

The philosopher

Allegorical print showing a man sitting in a chair, thinking.

Diana hunting the stag

Allegorical print showing the Roman goddess Diana with hunting dogs; on the left, two dogs have caught the stag.

[Telescoping siege machine]

Print shows a telescoping tower raised from beneath by a screw mechanism manipulated by two men, used during siege warfare to gain an advantage of height by those perpetrating the siege.

[Underwater breathing apparatus]

Print shows a device with a long tube for breathing, worn over the head, to allow a soldier to walk underwater; also shows the device being used in the background.

[Air mattress made from animal skins]

Print shows two soldiers resting on an air mattress made by sewing together and inflating animal skins.

Haec est forma vivaque torqueti mago suis, et numeris, ...

Print shows a torquetum, a 16th century measuring device.

Christ healing the paralytic man

Allegorical print showing an angel appearing above a crowd of people in a temple.

Charity

Allegorical print showing a woman as Charity, seated beneath a tree, facing front, comforting and nursing three infants.

[The story of the first men]

Print shows 6 small scenes. Each measures ca. 8.8 x 6.5 cm.

The adoration of the Magi / F.[...].

Allegorical print showing the nativity scene with the Magi presenting their offerings to the infant Jesus.

The holy family with St. Margaret and a bishop

Allegorical print showing Saint Margaret and a bishop with Joseph, Mary, and Jesus.

Hope

Allegorical print showing a woman as Hope, one of the theological virtues, with one knee on a bench and both hands raised in prayer toward the sky.

Temperance

Allegorical print showing a woman as Temperance, one of the cardinal virtues, seated, facing right, pouring liquid from a chalice, possibly diluting wine with water.

Exemplum balistæ quadrirotis

Print shows two soldiers with a horse-drawn ballista. The device, mounted on a wagon, is manipulated like a crossbow, shooting large arrows at enemy fortifications. The horses are well covered with armor.

Expositio thoracomachi

Print shows a soldier wearing a cuirass, a leather tunic or breastplate, used as protective armor during battle. Also shown are leather helmets, leggings, and footwear.

Expositio liburnæ

Print shows an oxen-powered paddle-wheel ship used for military purposes.

[Title page of Dipnosophistarum, siue Coenae sapientum libri XV]

Print shows title page with illustration of Jesus and a woman at a well.

Graveur sur bois au XVIe siècle / d'aprés Jost Amman.

Print shows an engraver at work with a wood block.

Calcearius, der schuhmacher

Print shows the interior of a cobbler's workshop and store with two men making shoes as another man attends to a customer.

Aurifaber - der goltschmit

Print shows an interior view of a metallurgical workshop where men are working with gold.

Planimetriam, hoc est, longitudinum mensuram per astrolabium experíri

Print shows an astrolabe being used to measure a tower.

Mutius Scaevola

Print shows the Roman hero Mutius Scaevola, who saved Rome from the Etruscan king Lars Porsena in ca. 509 B.C., putting his hand into the fire.

The entombment

Print shows Jesus Christ being supported by Joseph of Arimethia as Mary Magdalene gives comfort to the grieving Virgin Mary.

Virtue / Iacobus Ligozzus Verones inuenit ac pinxit, Andreas Andreanas

Allegorical print shows a semi-nude female figure resisting two males, one with wings on his head and one with a blindfold over his eyes, a second female, and a blindfolded cupid.

The entombment / Raff. da Reggio invent. Andrea Andreano Mant. intagliator.

Print shows Jesus Christ being supported by Joseph of Arimethia as Mary Magdalene gives comfort to the grieving Virgin Mary.

Eve after the Fall / Mecarino inventore, Anda. intagliat[o]re Mant[ua]no.

Print shows Eve covering herself with a fig tree branch.

Stage design for L'Ortensio, 1589

Print shows the design for the stage, and a street scene for l'Ortensio by Alessandro Piccolomini.

All day long are we counted as sheep for the slaughter, Psal. 44 - how long Lord, holy and true? Apocal. Cap. 6, verse 10

Print shows the Pope seated on throne slaying sheep being held by a monk, dead sheep at his feet, while two men burn at the stake in the background; with biblical verse above and below image.

The Blessed Virgin

Print showing the Blessed Virgin Mary with the infant Jesus.

Sumō

Print showing scenes related to the Soga family.

Surprise / AA [monogram of Andrea Andreani].

Allegorical print showing, in an oval, a man as Surprise, one of the states of emotion, with his arms spread as though startled by what he sees.

Sculptura in æs / Ioan Stradanus invent. ; Phls Galle excud.

Print shows an interior view of a workshop with several men and boys engaged in the various activities involved in the etching, engraving, and printing of illustrations.

Disigno dell' isola de Gerbi con le seche che la difendeno dall' inondatione del mare, ...

Print shows an assault on Jarbah Island by the Christian armada under the command of Andrea Doria and the arrival of the Turkish fleet; the Christian fleet retreats in advance of the Turks who subsequently lay ... more

Temperance / AA [monogram of Andrea Andreani].

Allegorical print showing a woman as Temperance, one of the cardinal virtues, seated, facing right, pouring liquid from a chalice, possibly diluting wine with water.

Circe / AA [monogram of Andrea Andreani].

Print showing Circe, standing on the water, with dragon-like serpents, drinking from a cup in front of sailors as their ship passes.

Dies

Print portrays the mythological story of Icarus showing him falling from the sky over a large river. Includes four lines of verse.

Jason returning with the golden fleece / AA [monogram of Andrea Andreani] in Mantoua 160.

Print showing Jason wearing armor and holding sword in right hand, returning to his ship on the left with right arm raised and carrying the golden fleece over his left arm.

St. Cecilia / AA [monogram of Andrea Andreani].

Print showing Saint Cecilia in medallion with two angels, one possibly holding a stringed instrument.

The fumbler's clubb

Print shows a group of men, a nursemaid and a housemaid admiring a "baby" which is actually a cat wrapped in swaddling. Text under image is satire of man, unable to father children, who thinks a cat is his child.

The battle of Zama

Print showing Scipio Africanus on horseback with Roman soldiers engaging Hannibal, riding a war elephant, during the battle of Zama.

Ritual in honor of Psyche / AA [monogram of Andrea Andreani] in Mantoua 1602.

Print showing Psyche standing to the right with urns or incense burners on the ground at her feet, behind her and on the left are several women.

The adoration of the Magi / AA [monogram of Andrea Andreani] MDCV.

Allegorical print showing the nativity scene with the Magi presenting their offerings to the infant Jesus.

Carro delle zaffosina

Print shows a mechanical device for transporting small boats from one body of water to another or over unnavigable sections by means of sleds with wheels that run through tracks.

Christ curing the lepers / Ain mantoua, 1608.

Print shows Jesus, with his disciples, raising his arm to ten lepers who kneel before him.

The miraculous draught of fishes / Raphelurb inven. AA [monogram of Andrea Andreani] in Mantoua 1609.

Print showing two boats with several men in them, Jesus sitting at the stern of one is telling Simon to "launch out into the deep and led down your nets"; the men in the second boat have lowered their nets.

Christ at the table of Simon the Pharisee / Raphel VRB in Ven, In Mantoua, 1609.

Print shows Jesus sitting at one end of a table at which others are seated. He talks to Simon while another person washes his feet.

The Virgin and child surrounded by saints and kneeling donor / AA, in Mantova, MDCX.

Print shows the Virgin Mary seated with the infant Jesus at her side surrounded by saints and one man kneeling.

Das von süsser Friedens Ruh ...

Print showing historical figures, scenes and symbols relating to the Thirty Years' War.

Homo volans

Print shows a man, wearing a large square-framed parachute, safely parachuting next to a building, presumably from which he has jumped off.

[The captain]

Print shows Capitano, a stock character in the Commedia dell'arte, with theatrical stage set and spectators in background.

S. Carlo Borromeo

Print shows St. Charles Borromeo kneeling in prayer before a crucifix upon an altar, with angels chatting behind him.

1588. Deo trin-vni Britanniae bis ultori, In memoriam ...

The destruction of the Spanish Armada, 1588, and the detection of the gunpowder plot, 1605. Print contains the irradiated name of Jehovah, under which is a tent with the Devil as president, holding a sealed pap... more

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