Titlepage To Part 1

engraving with angels standing on a column

Etching
22.7 x 14.8 cm
Attributed to Simon Frisius

Transcription and translation of texts:

Over figure with trumpet in upper margin:
FAMA: Fame

On map below Fame:
EUROPA: Europe

Over putto sketching on left:
ASSIDUUS: Diligent

Over putto sketching on right:
LABOR: Labour

Over female figure on left with caduceus and palette:
PICTURA: Painting

Over female figure on right with compass and set squares:
OPTICA: Optics

Beneath pedestals, on either side of garlands of flowers and fruits:
FRUCTUS LABORUM: Fruits1 of Labours

Publisher’s address in bottom margin:
HAGÆ-COMITIS/EX OFFICINA HENRICI HONDII./CUM PRIVILEGIO:
The Hague, from the press of Henricus Hondius, with the privilege.

In central cartouche:
PICTORUM/ ALIQUOT CELEBRIUM/ PRÆCIPUÉ GERMANIÆ INFERI/ORIS,/ EFFIGIES. PARS. 1.:
Effigies of some famous painters, especially of Lower Germany. Part 1

Hollstein 20082 no.155

Footnotes:

  1. “Fructus” can be singular or plural.Return to note reference
  2. Nadine Orenstein comp., Huigen Leeflang ed., The New Hollstein. Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts 1450-1700, Simon Frisius  2 vols, Ouderkerk aan den Ijssel, 2008.Return to note reference