A stunning work replete with Biblical references.

[Prophetien – Vervullingen]

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SKU: NL-02191 Categories: ,
Cartographer(s): Romeyn de Hooghe
Date: ca. 1687
Place: Amsterdam
Dimensions: 48 x 37.5 cm (19 x 14.75 in)
Condition Rating: VG
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A scarce, curious amalgamation of Biblical imagery prepared by Romeyn de Hooghe around the year 1687.

At the center, towards the top, is a globe depicting the Old World, roughly centered on Jerusalem, with various nations and geographic features labeled in Dutch. Surrounding the globe are scenes and references to the Bible. Just below the globe are Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, including a serpent at right.

The bottom third of the sheet is marked off by a divide referring to fulfilled prophecies. It contains additional Biblical scenes from the Old Testament (at left) and New Testament (at right), with the former including Adam and Eve, Noah’s Ark, and the Binding of Isaac, and the latter including the birth and baptism of Jesus, the Last Supper, and finally crucifixion and resurrection. At the center is a lamb with a reference to John 1:36 (in which John refers to Jesus as ‘the lamb of God’), a ribbon further proclaiming fulfilled prophecies, and medallions with additional Biblical references, such as Alpha and Omega.

On the verso is Dutch text titled ‘Remarks on the History of the Creation of the World.’


Romeyn de Hooghe

Romeyn de Hooghe (September 10, 1645 – June 10, 1708) was a Dutch painter, draughtsman, sculptor, etcher, engraver and caricaturist. Known for his lively, complex depictions in multiple genres, including Biblical themes, erotic art, and political satire, de Hooghe was among the more active Dutch artists of his age, producing over 3500 prints. He is particularly known for his works in support of William III (William of Orange) and critical of French king Louis XIV, which are considered some of the first comics ever produced.

Condition Description

Very good. Professionally restored, including infill along bottom edge.


Poortman & Augusteijn 148.