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Sunday 19 July 2020

Crispijn de Passe I, “The History of Adam and Eve”, c1590, after Maarten de Vos

Crispijn de Passe I (aka Crispin Van de Passe; Crispin De Passe) (1564–1637)

The complete set of six engravings from “The History of Adam and Eve”, c1590 (1580–1600), after Maarten de Vos (aka Marten de Vos; Maerten de Vos) (1532–1603), initially published by Philips Galle (aka Philippe Galle; Philippus Gallaeus) (1537–1612) in Antwerp. These impressions have the original encircling rings of text removed and, consequently, must have been published later.
See the suite of engravings with the rings of text at the National Gallery of Victoria:

(upper row from left)
“The Creation of Adam”
“The Creation of Eve”
“The First Prohibition”
(lower row from left)
“The Fall of Man”
“Adam and Eve Hiding”
“The Expulsion from Paradise”

Engravings on laid paper.
Size: (average sheet) 13.8 x 10.8 cm; (average dia. plate) 7.5 cm; (average dia. image borderline) 7.2 cm.

Condition: well-printed impressions with margins around the platemark. The sheets are in good condition for their considerable age, nevertheless there are a few fleck stains (e.g. “The Fall of Man” has several spots at the left edge of the sheet) and “The First Prohibition” has a flattened printer’s crease in the lower margin.

I am selling this complete set of six very beautifully executed engravings from the history of Adam and Eve, for AU$672 in total for the set (currently US$470.29/EUR411.46/GBP374.18 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this rare set of engravings, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
This set of prints has been sold

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