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God about to create the universe from a large sphere which is suspended on a rope by two genii. Engraving by J. Muller after H. Goltzius.

  • Goltzius, Hendrik, 1558-1617
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To left and right are two unidentified objects, possibly spools or bollards around which the rope could be wound

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1 print : engraving ; image 26.2 x 26.4 cm

Lettering

Principio omnipotens immensi conditor orbis ... Divinae consors mentis, dominusq(ue) priorium [i.e. priorum]. F. Estius a.o 1589 ; H. Goltzius invent. et excud. ; Iohan Muller sculptor.

References note

Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vol. 3, Vienna 1803, pp. 278-279, no. 35 ("D'après Henri Goltzius. 35-41. L'histoire de la création du monde, représentée d'une manière poétique, en une suite de sept estampes, sur des planches rondes. Diamètre: 9 pouces , 9 lignes. 1) L'esprit de Dieu, porté sur les eaux, avant la création du monde. Principio omnipotens immensi etc. - - HGoltzius inuent. et excud.--Johann. Muller. sculptor.")

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Wellcome Library no. 567197i

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