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Saturday 29 July 2017

Jan Sadeler I’s engraving, “Children of the Sun (Sunday)”, 1585

Jan Sadeler I (aka Johannes Sadeler; Johann Sadeler) (1550–1600)
“Children of the Sun (Sunday)” (TIB title), 1585, after a lost drawing by Maarten de Vos (1532–1603), from the series of eight plates, “Planetarum effectus et eorum in signis zodiaci” (Effect of the planets and zodiac signs) (aka “The Seven Planets”), engraved and published by Jan Sadeler I.

Engraving on fine laid paper trimmed close to the image borderline.
(sheet) 21.3 x 24.2 cm
Titled in top centre on the rainbow: "SOL".
Lettered within the image borderline in two lines: (lower right) “Joan. Sadler scalp. et excud / M. de Vos figura”

TIB 2003 70 Part 3 (Supplement) 7001.477 (pp. 67–68); Nagler 1835–52, no. 167; Le Blanc, no. 173; Wurzbach, no. 140; Hollstein 1980, vo. 21, no. 518; Edquist, p. 95, no. 119b; Hollstein 1995–96, vol. 44, no. 1381.

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Sol riding on a chariot drawn by four horses in the clouds in top part, various ceremonies take place below including the crowning of a king, the anointing of a pope, triumphal procession through arch etc; zodiac sign of Leo in oval in top centre; after Maarten de Vos. 1585” (

Condition: crisp and well-printed impression trimmed to thread margins around the image borderline. There are a few very minor spots/abrasions, otherwise the sheet is in excellent condition.

I am selling this rare and beautiful engraving for AU$332 (currently US$265/EUR225.79/GBP201.96 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in purchasing this important print—please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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