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Monday 7 September 2020

Jonas Suyderhoef’s engraving, “Claudius de Salmasia”, 1641, after Nicolaes Van Negre

Jonas Suyderhoef (aka Jonas Zuiderhoef) (1613–1686)

“Claudius de Salmasia”, 1641, after Nicolaes van Negre (fl.1641–), with Latin verses by Kaspar van Baerle (aka Caspar Barlaeus) (1584–1648), published by Johannes Maire (fl.1628–1648) in Leiden.

Engraving on laid paper trimmed around the platemark with many restorations and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 41.9 x 30.2 cm; (image borderline) 36.8 x 30.1 cm.

Inscribed on plate within the image borderline: (left of centre [abraded]) “N. Van Negre/ I. Suÿderhoef Sculp.”

Lettered on plate above the image borderline: (centre) “CLAVDIVS DE SALMASIA".

Lettered in on plate below the image borderline in two columns of four lines of Latin followed by a lower line of publication details and the name of the author of the Latin verses: (centre) “GALLIA quo nuper ... / ... Circulus orbis erit.”; (lower edge partially abraded) “[L]UGD. BATAU. EXCUDEB. IOAN MAIRE. [… cl(o?) l(o?) c XLI …] C. BARLAEVS.”

Hollstein Dutch 111 (Dieuwke de Hoop Scheffer [comp.] 1984, “Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450–1700: Louis Spirinx to M. Suys”, vol. 28, Blaricum, Van Gendt, p. 249, cat. no. 111); FMP 4676-a (Frederik Muller 1972, “Beschrijvende catalogus van 7000 portretten van Nederlanders en van buitenlanders, tot Nederland in betrekking staande....”, Soest, Davaco, p. 223, cat. no. 4676a).

The Rijksmuseum and the British Museum offer descriptions of this print:;

Condition: well-printed impression trimmed around the platemark and laid onto a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. There are many replenished holes and other losses along with abrasions, stains, flattened folds and tears. Despite these important issues, the restoration work makes the many faults visually unobtrusive.

I am selling this large lifetime portrait of the French philologist and author, Claudius de Salmasia (aka Claude Saumaise; Claudius Salmasius) (1596–1653), for AU$263 in total (currently US$191.38/EUR162.08/GBP145.72 at the time of posting this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) 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 insightful portrait of a fascinating academic who successfully upset leading scholars of his time—e.g. Daniël Heinsius, the leading scholar of Renaissance literature, was so upset that he stopped Salmasia from accessing the Leiden University Library and even Milton attacked Salmasia in his 1651, “Defensio pro Populo Anglicano contra Claudii Salmasii Defensionem Regiam” [Defense of the English people and contra royal defense] following Salmasia’s praise for Charles I—please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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