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Eight Bookes of the Peloponnesian Warre

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1634 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cecill, Thomas (engraver)
    Mynne, Richard (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:

    E.158-1960

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 6

Physical description

Print, title page. At the centre of the page is the title and publication details flanked on either side by full-length depictions of Archidamus II (left) and Pericles (right). At the top of the sheet are views of the cities of Sparta (left) and Athens (right), and a map of the Peloponnesian peninsula. At the bottom of the sheet, beneath the lettering, is a cartouche containing a portrait of Thucydides, flanked on either side by scenes containing groups of figures and a depiction of a battle.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1634 (published)

Artist/maker

Cecill, Thomas (engraver)
Mynne, Richard (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'Eight Bookes of the Peloponnesian Warre Written by Thucydides the sonne of Olorus Interpreted with Faith and Diligence Immediately out of the Greeke By Thomas Hobbes Secretary to ye late Earle of Devonshire / London Imprinted for Richard Mynne in Little Briittaine at the signe of S: Paul. MDCXXXIV. / TCecill sculp.'
Lettered with title of book etc. and

Dimensions

Height: 27.9 cm, Width: 19.1 cm

Descriptive line

Print, title-page to Thucydides' Eight Bookes of the Peloponnesian Warre, engraving by Thomas Cecill, 1634.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Corbett, Margery and Michael Norton. Engraving in England in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: the Reign of Charles I. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1952-64.
Johnson, A. F. A catalogue of engraved and etched English title-pages: down to the death of William Faithorne, 1691. London: Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Oxford University Press, 1934. xi. 109 p.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

King; Subject; Cartouche; Rulers; Historian; Map; Battle

Categories

Prints; Printed pages & sheets

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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