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The circles of hell and limbo (containing Abraham and Lazarus) beneath the earth; snakes appear at the surface of the earth. Engraving by J. Wierix, 1595.

  • Wierix, Jan, 1549-approximately 1620.
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[1595]
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26239i
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[Antwerp] : [Martinus Nutius], [1595]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; platemark 23.1 x 14.6 cm

Lettering

Eadem feria. Ex inferno interpellat Abrahamum Epulo frustra. Eodem cap. Anno. xxxiii. 75. xxxix. Ioan. Wierix sculp. ...

Lettering note

Lettering provides key to the labelled levels of hell: "A. Id spatium terræ, quod intercedit inter limbum Patrum, & terræ superficiem. B. Limbus Patrum, ubi Abraham, et Lazarus. C. Limbus puerorum, quò nec lux è limbo Patrum, neque ardor ex purgatorio pertinet. D. Purgatorium, ubi animæ divina vi manuque purgantur. E. Globus inferni, unde Abrahamum Epulo nequicquam rogat."

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Wellcome Library no. 26239i

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