A group of 9 original engravings by Adriaen Collaert (ca. 1560-1618) after Jan van der Straet (Stradenus) (1523-1605) from the series Encomium Musices. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, Encomium Musices.
A group of 9 original engravings by Adriaen Collaert (ca. 1560-1618) after Jan van der Straet (Stradenus) (1523-1605) from the series Encomium Musices
A group of 9 original engravings by Adriaen Collaert (ca. 1560-1618) after Jan van der Straet (Stradenus) (1523-1605) from the series Encomium Musices
A group of 9 original engravings by Adriaen Collaert (ca. 1560-1618) after Jan van der Straet (Stradenus) (1523-1605) from the series Encomium Musices
A group of 9 original engravings by Adriaen Collaert (ca. 1560-1618) after Jan van der Straet (Stradenus) (1523-1605) from the series Encomium Musices
A group of 9 original engravings by Adriaen Collaert (ca. 1560-1618) after Jan van der Straet (Stradenus) (1523-1605) from the series Encomium Musices
A group of 9 original engravings by Adriaen Collaert (ca. 1560-1618) after Jan van der Straet (Stradenus) (1523-1605) from the series Encomium Musices
A group of 9 original engravings by Adriaen Collaert (ca. 1560-1618) after Jan van der Straet (Stradenus) (1523-1605) from the series Encomium Musices
A group of 9 original engravings by Adriaen Collaert (ca. 1560-1618) after Jan van der Straet (Stradenus) (1523-1605) from the series Encomium Musices

A group of 9 original engravings by Adriaen Collaert (ca. 1560-1618) after Jan van der Straet (Stradenus) (1523-1605) from the series Encomium Musices

Antwerp: Philip Galle, ca. 1590. Each plate depicts a biblical scene and incorporates an illustration of one or more musical instruments, with reference in Latin text beneath each image to the musical instrument/s depicted. Each ca. 220 x 285 mm with narrow margins.

Plate 5
Saul among the Prophets
I Samuel x, 10-11
Timbrels, harp, drums, cornet, trumpet

Plate 6
David playing the harp before Saul
I Samuel xvi, 23
Harp

Plate 9
Solomon takes the Tabernacle into the Temple, the Levites singing.
2 Chronicles v, 4-6
Trumpets, timbrel, harp, horns, drums, flute, [?]rebec, cymbals

Plate 10
Elijah and the Kings. Minstrel plays before the Kings of Israel, Judah, and Edom
2 Kings iii, 13-17
Harp

Plate 11
Sacrifice of King Asa, People of Judah rejoicing
2 Chronicles xv, 10-15
Trumpets, cornets, horns, timbrels, flute

Plate 12
Coronation of King Joas
2 Chronicles xxiii, 11
Trumpets, harp, horn, drums, cymbals, timbrel, triangle

Plate 13
Inauguration of Jerusalem's Walls by Nehemiah
Nehemiah xii, 27-39
Cymbals, harps, trumpets, horns

Plate 15
Rededication of the Temple by Simon Maccabaeus
I Maccabaeus (Apocrypha) xiii, 49-51
Harp, timbrels, trumpet, horn, flute

Plate 18
The Glory of the Lamb
Revelations v, 8, and xv, 7-8
Multiple harps

Slightly worn; occasional foxing; laid down to mounting paper. In very good condition overall.

The complete set consists of 18 plates including the title (by Andreas Pevernage (1543-91), including a six-part song "Nata et grata polo"), a preface in letterpress counted as plate 2, and 16 plates numbered 3-18. Complete copies are very rare. Deutsch locates 5 complete copies only (at the Library of Congress; the Paris Conservatoire; the State Library in Berlin; the Paul Hirsch Library, now in the British Museum; and an unlocated copy that sold at auction). See Encomium Musices, No. 6 of the Harrow Replicas, Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons, ca. 1950. Item #30831

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