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Author
SADELER, Gilles.
Title
The Twelve Months of the Year. (Menses XII anni solaris)
Published
N.p.n.d, [not before 1607]
Description
The twelve months of the year in contemporary colouring and in a contemporary binding. Oblong folio [395 x 285 mm] with 12 copperplate etchings. Bound in contemporary calf, spine ribbed with decorative gilt motifs . A SUPERB AND COMPLETE SUITE OF 12 ENGRAVINGS OF THE TWELVE MONTHS OF THE YEAR, ALL CONTEMPORARY HAND-COLOURED WITH GREAT DELICACY AND PRESERVED IN THEIR CONTEMPORARY BINDING. Wide-margined, each of them bears the name of a month, the sign of the zodiac and a short commentary in latin.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Januarius.
2. Februarius.
3. Martius.
4. Aprilis.
5. Maius.
6. Junius.
7. Julius.
8. Augustus.
9. September.
10. October.
11. November.
12. December.
References
Thieme-B. XXXII, 25 and XXIX, 299.
Hand coloured plates
12
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Category
18th Century & earlier, Dutch, Travel/Scenery
Value
$5,001-25,000
Stock ID
1377