1602 Ovid Metamorphoses 102 ART Engravings Dutch Crispin Passe Greek Mythology

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I grabbed a pile of dust, and holding it up, foolishly asked for as many birthdays as the grains of dust, I forgot to ask that they be years of youth.”

― Ovid, Metamorphoses

 

Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’ is one of the most famous works of Greek and Roman mythology and history of the 1st-century. This epic poem recounts the history of the world from creation to the death of Julius Caesar with accounts of famous mythological figures such as Jason, Hercules, Orpheus and Eurydice, Achilles, Ulyesses, and even the fall of Troy!

 

The stories within ‘Metamorphoses’ are some of the most famous of all literature and are known to have inspired countless works of art. Dutch artist and engraver Crispin de Passe published one of the most extensive collections of art based on the stories of Ovid. This 1602 edition of Passe’s engravings contains 102 full-page illustrations.

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1602 Ovid Metamorphoses 102 ART Engravings Dutch Crispin Passe Greek Mythology

 

I grabbed a pile of dust, and holding it up, foolishly asked for as many birthdays as the grains of dust, I forgot to ask that they be years of youth.”

― Ovid, Metamorphoses

 

Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’ is one of the most famous works of Greek and Roman mythology and history of the 1st-century. This epic poem recounts the history of the world from creation to the death of Julius Caesar with accounts of famous mythological figures such as Jason, Hercules, Orpheus and Eurydice, Achilles, Ulyesses, and even the fall of Troy!

 

The stories within ‘Metamorphoses’ are some of the most famous of all literature and are known to have inspired countless works of art. Dutch artist and engraver Crispin de Passe published one of the most extensive collections of art based on the stories of Ovid. This 1602 edition of Passe’s engravings contains 102 full-page illustrations.

 

Item number: #21337

Price: $1500

 

PASSE, Crispin de

 

Metamorphose on Ovidianarum typi aliquot artificiosissimè delineati, ac in gratiam studiosae iuventutis editi

 

1602

 

Details:

  • Collation:
    • 102 engravings (plus description plate)
  • Provenance: Handwritten – S. Schuster
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Vellum; tight and secure
  • Size: ~4.5in X 6.5in (11.5cm x 16.5cm)
  • Very rare and desirable

 

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21337

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Literature

Authors

PASSE, Crispin de

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent