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Number: 2331
Continent: Africa
Region: East
Place Names: Ethiopia
Year of Origin: 1700 (estimated)
Title: PENDING ABE ARRIVAL; [Sacerdoti in Abissinia; Absolution and penance for priests to Abyssinia; religious ancient rituals]
Publish Origin: Leiden
Size Class.: Medium
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Pieter Van der Aa
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Notes: [PENDING ARRIVAL] COPPER ENGRAVING ON PAPER (cm. 20.7 x 29, AC), printed on a sheet of cm. 26 x 42. The title of? Incision is? Absolution and penance for priests to Abyssinia etc..? At the top stands the legend of numbered? Engraving in French and Dutch, in a box, at the top center, there is the French title of? Incision, at the bottom center there is the title of the Dutch? Incision. In the bottom left there is the inscription:? Leiden at Pierre vander Aa.? The? Engraving depicts the ancient religious customs of the priests to Abyssinia, a region of? Ethiopia in? East Africa. Legend: 1 Sinner weighed on a scale, (bottom left). 2 Balance, (bottom left). 3 Confessional, (center left). 4 Gifts for Confessors brought by the faithful, (bottom left) .5 Persons engaged in the hair cutting and sellers of whips, (bottom center). 6 People who weave braids her hair cut off at the Sinners, (center) .7 shops for the sale of indulgences, (center left) .8 Temple of the Hundred Deities, (top left). Sacrifice of nine children, (bottom right). 10 bathrooms (rituals) of the Abyssinians, (bottom right). Penitents 11, (center right). 12 Cells of the Hermits Penitents, (top right). 13 Temple of the divinity that Daimoginis, (top center). Copper engraving, printed in 1710 by Pieter van der Aa, Leiden (Netherlands). The? Incision above is taken from the work of Romeyn de Hooge (1645-1708) Les Indes Orientales et Occidentales. De Hooge was the greatest Dutch engraver of the late seventeenth century, and he never visited the West Indies and this explains, in part, distortions and numerous mistakes in portraying animals and people. But are his mental training Calvinist and republican, together with the strength of traditional beliefs about the external world inherited from past centuries, to give him his confidence on the uses of the peoples of the East and the Americas: absolute monarchs, tyrants dressed sumptuous unprecedented cruelty, idolatry, and even veiled attacks on Roman Catholicism (Christianity of the Abyssinians is represented by priests who perform in exchange for money, from idolatry and other perversions). Finally the animals, which he portrays have never seen elephants, camels and other animals are drawn in imaginative and often seem invented. Pieter van der Aa (1659 Leiden? Leiden 1733) was one of the leading European publishers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, he worked in Leiden from 1682, together with his brothers. It is most famous for maps, atlases and engravings depicting the famous monuments, customs of the people, the flora and fauna around the world, as in his monumental work? Agreable La Galerie du Monde?, In 66 volumes , who is said to have been printed no more than 100 copies. Les Indes Orientales et Occidentales, et autres lieux? The indie Eastern and Western, and other places: Represented with beautiful figures, which show the natural Peoples, Customs, Religion, Holiday, Sacrifices, mosques, Idols, Treasures, Ceremonies, Banquets, Courts, torture and slavery, and also Mountains, Vessels, Shops, Markets and merchandise of every kind, Spices, Sugar, Towers, Precious Stones, Paintings, Fireworks? Artifice, Buffoni, Gears of Hosts, Plants, Trees, Animals, Birds, Fish, Monsters, Places Underground, Volcanoes, Hurricanes, etc.. See Graesse III. 343. p. 135-137. Language: |. Bookseller Inventory # vanda21
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