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Jan Luyken Prints
(New Testament Series)

One of the finest series of 18th. Century Bible prints, artistically and psychologically. Titles are in Dutch and French. The artist is Jan Luyken (Loiken, Luycken) at his best. There were at least two editions. The first was edited by Covens and Mortier (1729). The plates were bought by F. Houttuyn who came out with a new edition (1747).
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FROM THE PREMIER COVENS AND MORTIER EDITION - 1729

This edition is on the highest quality paper ("Papier Royale" -- very thick, heavy, laid paper). The images are striking, clean, fresh, crisp, and well-inked. The pages have some soiling and a few spots but still look fresh and clean. These very large pages are roughly 25"x 22" (images roughly 17"x 13").


S. Luc. XXIII v. 33. Christus tusschen twee Moordenaars gekruyst./ Jesus Christ est crucifie au milieu de deux Voleurs. Johannes Luyken Inv. et Fecit., 55
Rough Translation: Jesus Christ is crucified between the two Theives.
Relevant Biblical Passage: Luke 23.33: "33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left."
Condition: Image fine with uninked original crease. Some insignificant soiling and spots and pencil marks in margins. #LCMN55  SOLD


S. Marc. XV.v.20. Christus werd uyt-gelyd om gekruyst te worden./ On emmene Jesus Christ au Calvaire. Johannes Luyken Inv. et Fecit., 54.
Rough Translation: Jesus Christ is led away to Calvary.
Relevant Biblical Passage: Mark 15.20: "20 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him."
Condition: Image fine. Some insignificant soiling and old molding and pencil mark.
Cost:  $150   #LCMN54  SOLD

Matt: 24:et 25. Het Laatste Oordeel./ Le Jugement Dernier. Johannes Luyken Inv. et Fecit., 51.
Rough Translation: The Last Judgment.
Relevant Biblical Passage: Matthew 24-25
Condition: Image superb except for a few small rust spots, one of which caused a small hole (lower left -- leading to lower price); margin has some browning but basically is very good and clean looking. Cost:  $150   #LCMN51  SOLD
Luc.II.v.8. De Engel verkondigt de Geboorte J:C:aan de Herders./ L'Ange Annonce la Naissance de J:C: aux Bergers. Johannes Luyken Inv. et Fecit., 40.
Rough Translation: The Angel Announces the Birth of Jesus Christ to the Shepherds.
Relevant Biblical Passage: Luke 2.8: "8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night."
Condition: Image superb. Some insignificant soiling and edge curling in margins.
 #LCMN40  SOLD

St. Jean XI.v.39. De Verryzenis van Lazarus./ La Resurrection of Lazare. Johannes Luyken Inv. et Fecit., 46.
Rough Translation: The Resurrection of Lazarus.
Relevant Biblical Passage: John 11.39: "39 Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days."
Condition: Image superb; margin has some browning and a pencil "NT" but clean looking.
Cost: $100   #LCMN46  Keywords: John11 SOLD

 

FROM THE COVENS AND MORTIER COPPER PLATES OF 1729

This edition is on a high quality, heavy, laid paper (though not as heavy as the ones above) and with smaller margins. The images are dark, rich, clean, and well-inked with good contrast -- almost pristine. The margins have some soiling and browning, and a few have rough edges, but this does not detract from the images. (The centerfolds look dark in scans but are normal.) These large pages are roughly 20.5"x 17" (images roughly 17"x 13.25"). From a Dutch Bible by Goetzee published in 1747

Matthieu. II.v.16. Herode fait Massacrer les Enfans a Bethlehem. Edit. a J. Covens et C. Mortier; Johannes Luyken Inv. et Fecit., 41.
Rough Translation: Herod Massacres the Infants in Bethlehem.
Relevant Biblical Passage: Matthew 2.16: "16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men."
Condition: Image superb; margin has some browning, soiling, a a few tears at edges not affecting beauty of image.
Cost: $45   #LCM2-N41  Keywords: Matthew2

St. Iean 6.v.10. I: Christ Rassasie cinq Mille Personnes. Edit. a J. Covens et C. Mortier; Johannes Luyken Inv. et Fecit., 44.
Rough Translation: Jesus Christ Feeds five Thousand People.
Relevant Biblical Passage: John 6.10: "10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand."
Condition: Image superb; margin has some browning andsoiling and chipping at edges that does not affect beauty of the image.
Cost: $50   #LCM2-N44  Keywords: John6

S. Jean XIX v.4.5. Pilate montre Jesus Christ au peuple en dissant: Voi la L'Homme. Edit. a J. Covens et C. Mortier; Johannes Luyken Inv. et Fecit., 53.
Rough Translation: Pilate shows Jesus Christ to the people and says: Behold the Man. [Ecce Homo]
Relevant Biblical Passage: John 19.4-5: "4 Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him. 5 Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!"
Condition: Image superb; margin has some browning, soiling, and edges are a little rough.
#LCM2-N53  SOLD

Actes. V.v.14. Predication de St. Pierre au Jour de Pentecote. Edit. a J. Covens et C. Mortier; Johannes Luyken Inv. et Fecit., 56.
Rough Translation: St. Peter preaching on the Day of Pentecost.
Relevant Biblical Passage: Acts 5.14: "14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)"
Condition: Image superb; margin has some browning and soiling and joining of page at bottom center is torn from edge about 2" into margin at no cost to image, ditto for tiny fold at top left corner.
Cost: $50   #LCM2-N56  Keywords: Acts5

Actes VII.v.57. De Steeniging van Stephanus./ La Lapidation de Saint Estienne. Edit. a J. Covens et C. Mortier; Johannes Luyken Inv. et Fecit., 57
Rough Translation: The Stoning of Saint Stephen.
Relevant Biblical Passage: Acts 7.57: "57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, ..."
Condition: image quality superb, handsome; margins have some soiling and edges are a little rough. Cost:  $75   #LCM2-N57  Keywords: Acts7
 

FROM A LESSER COVENS AND MORTIER EDITION - 1729

This printing is on a light, laid paper. These very large pages are roughly 20"x 16.5" (images roughly 17"x 13").
Actes XXVII.v:41. De Schipbreuk van Paulus aan't Eyland Melite./ Le Naufrage de Saint Paul al'Isle de Malte. Johannes Luyken Inv. et Fecit., 61.
Rough Translation: The Shipwreck of Paul on the Island of Malta. [Many vignettes are portrayed including the viper biting St. Paul on the hand.]
Relevant Biblical Passage: Acts 27.41: "41 And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves."
Condition: Image good with one small brown spot; margin has browning and soiling that would be hidden if framed. There is old hand writing under the French title that seems to be the title in Spanish. #LCMN2/61  SOLD
 

FROM THE F. HOUTTUYN EDITION - 1747

The series of prints from this edition is on thin, laid paper with smaller margins than those of the earlier edition. These large pages are roughly 20.5"x 16.5" (images roughly 17"x 13").

Luc.II.v.8. De Engel verkondigt de Geboorte J:C:aan de Herders./ L'Ange Annonce la Naissance de J:C: aux Bergers. Johannes Luyken Inv. et Fecit., 40.
Rough Translation: The Angel Announces the Birth of Jesus Christ to the Shepherds.
Relevant Biblical Passage: Luke 2.8: "8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night."
Condition: Image if fine, perhaps a bit over-inked. Some soiling and spotting in margins.
Cost:  $75   #LHN40  Keywords: Luke2


S. Luc. 7. Christus verwekt een Doode Iongelinch./ Iesus ressuscite un Ieune Homme. 42.
Rough Translation: Jesus revives a Young Man.
Relevant Biblical Passage: Luke 7: "... 15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother ..."
Condition: Image - good, clean. Margin - a few unwanted creases that are original.
Cost:  $40   #LHN40  Keywords: Luke7
Luc.XIX.v.4. Zacheus op de Vygeboom./ Zachee sur le Sycomore. Johannes Luyken Inv. et Fecit, 47.
Rough Translation: Zacchaeus on the Sycamore.
Relevant Biblical Passage: Luke 19.4: "4 So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way."
Condition: overall very good.
Cost:  $30   #LHN47  Keywords: Luke19

Marc:X.v.46. Bartimeus de Blinde./ Bartimee l'Aveugle. Johannes Luyken Inv. et Fecit., 48.
Rough Translation: Bartimeus the Blind.
Relevant Biblical Passage: Mark 10.46: "46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging."
Condition: overall very good with a few more original inoffensive creases than usual.
Cost:  $35   #LHN48  Keywords: Mark10

S. Matthieu. 21. Christus Inryding te Jerusalem op een Ezel./ Iesus-Christ entre dans Ierusalem monte sur un Asnon. 49.
Rough Translation: Jesus Christ enters Jerusalem mounted on an Ass. [with all the details including the spreading of the straw, etc.]
Relevant Biblical Passage: Matthew 21: "... 5 ... Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. ..."
Condition: overall very good with a few more original creases than usual.
#LHN49  SOLD

Actes. 14.v.8 ... . De Lystriers brengen Stierren aan om die aan Paulus en Barnabas te offeren./ Les Lystriens amenent des Taureaux pour les sacrifier a Paul, & a Barnabas. Johannes Luyken Inv. et Fecit., 50.
Rough Translation: The Lystrians bring a Bull to sacrifice to Paul and to Barnabas [thinking they are Greek gods].
Relevant Biblical Passage: Acts 14.8...: "... 13 Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people. ..."
Condition: very good.
Cost:  $35   #LHN50  Keywords: Acts14

Matt: 24:et 25. Het Laatste Oordeel./ Le Jugement Dernier. Johannes Luyken Inv. et Fecit., 51.
Rough Translation: The Last Judgment.
Relevant Biblical Passage: Matthew 24-25
Condition: Image is excellent. A few more original creases than usual.
Cost:  $100   #LHN51  Keywords: Matthew24 Matthew25

St. Jean XVIII.v.10. Petrus flaat Malchus tOor af./ St. Pierre coupe l'Orieille de Malchus. Johannes Luyken Inv. et Fecit., 52.
Rough Translation: St. Peter cuts off the Ear of Malchus.
Relevant Biblical Passage: John 18.10: "10 Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus."
Condition: very good.
#LHN52  SOLD

S. Marc. XV.v.20. Christus werd uyt-gelyd om gekruyst te worden./ On emmene Jesus Christ au Calvaire. Johannes Luyken Inv. et Fecit., 54.
Rough Translation: Jesus Christ is led away to Calvary.
Relevant Biblical Passage: Mark 15.20: "20 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him."
Condition: fine.
#LHN54  SOLD

S. Luc. XXIII v. 33. Christus tusschen twee Moordenaars gekruyst./ Jesus Christ est crucifie au milieu de deux Voleurs. Johannes Luyken Inv. et Fecit., 55
Rough Translation: Jesus Christ is crucified between the two Theives.
Relevant Biblical Passage: Luke 23.33: "33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left."
Condition: fine with more original creases than usual.
#LHN55 SOLD

Actes VII.v.57. De Steeniging van Stephanus./ La Lapidation de Saint Estienne. Johannes Luyken Inv. et Fecit., 57
Rough Translation: The Stoning of Saint Stephen.
Relevant Biblical Passage: Acts 7.57: "57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, ..."
Condition: fine with more original creases than usual.
Cost:  $55   #LHN57 Keywords: Acts7

Actes IX.v.4. Paulus Bekeering./ La Conversion de Saint Paul. Johannes Luyken Inv. et Fecit., 58
Rough Translation: The Conversion of Saint Paul.
Relevant Biblical Passage: Acts 9.4: "4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?"
Condition: good with more original creases than usual.
Cost:  $55   #LHN58 SOLD