Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac Geminiwith planetsMercury (domicile)
Constellations Zodiac VirgoWith planetsMercury (domicile)
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualMercuryIn chariot → Pulled by birds but not by cocks
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesMercuryDomicile (Virgo and Gemini)
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenCyclesPrints → Sadeler, Jan I, after Maarten de Vos (1585), anonymous copies after this series
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenMercuryMusicians and musical instruments (other than organists and organs)
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenMercuryMerchants and harbours
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenMercuryJugglers
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenMercuryBurglars
SOCIAL LIFE
Professions and trades
Nefarious professionsBurglars
Music
Musical instrumentsStringBowedViolin
Music-makingInstrumentalists Outdoors
News, communication, travelling
Travel by shipHarbours
Markets and trade
Merchants
Street entertainers
Ballad singers
Further details
In contrast to other apparent copies after the series Jan Sadeler after Maarten de Vos, the Mercury can be securely identified by the monogram as part of the series called in Hollstien 'copy b'
ARTIST/CREATOR
Flemish after Vos, Maarten de (1532-1603)
DATE
late 16th century - 17th century
LOCATION
n/a
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
6
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
New Hollstein Maarten de Vos, p. 275, H. 1386, copy b
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RELATIONS
British Museum (original)
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation
Contact
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