1875 Dance of Death Matthaeus Merian Illustrated Occult Macabre Polyglot Basel

CHOVIN, Jacques Antony

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Throughout the 16th– and 17th-centuries, ‘Dance of Death’ works were wildly popular throughout Europe. Famed artists such as Hans Holbein and Rudolph Meyer created iconic and highly desirable illustrations depicting death in anthropomorphic states.

 

This 1875 polyglot edition was published in Basel and features German, French, and English poetic translations along with engravings of famous Swiss engraver Matthaeus Merian. Many of the engravings are taken from fresco-paintings on the cemetery wall of St. John’s Church in Basel.

 

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1875 Dance of Death Matthaeus Merian Illustrated Occult Macabre Polyglot Basel

 

Throughout the 16th– and 17th-centuries, ‘Dance of Death’ works were wildly popular throughout Europe. Famed artists such as Hans Holbein and Rudolph Meyer created iconic and highly desirable illustrations depicting death in anthropomorphic states.

 

This 1875 polyglot edition was published in Basel and features German, French, and English poetic translations along with engravings of famous Swiss engraver Matthaeus Merian. Many of the engravings are taken from fresco-paintings on the cemetery wall of St. John’s Church in Basel.

 

Item number: #7926

Price: $499

 

CHOVIN, Jacques Antony

 

La danse des morts : gravée d’après les tableaux à fresque qui se trouvaient sur le mure (sic) du cimetière de l’église St. Jean à Bâle = The dance of death = Todtentanz der Stadt Basel.

 

Basle : Schneider, 1875.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • Unpaginated
    • 43 illustrations
  • Language: German / French / English
  • Binding: Hard Cover; tight and secure
  • Size: ~5.5in X 4.5in (13.5cm x 11.5cm)

 

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7926

Categories

Esoteric & Occult

Arts & Architecture

Authors

CHOVIN, Jacques Antony

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

German

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete