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HUDIBRAS

“ is  a  vulgarized  ( English )  Don  Quixote ,

a  dewitted  Rabelais ”

In context with the Cervantes year on occasion of the 400th anniversary of the publication of the first part of his Don Quixote beforehand as charming look at the source :

“ (F)ought  with  great  gallantry  in  the  battle  of  Lepanto ”

under  the  command  of  Don  Juan  d’Austria

Don Juan d’Austria about 1572. The victor of the great galley battle of Lepanto of 1571, standing from front with sceptre. Colored wood engraving by K. A. at Jósef Walla (Budapest about 1844 – after 1907) after Jean Lulvès (Mulhouse 1833 – Berlin 1889). (1887.) 7⅝ × 5¼ in (19.5 × 13.5 cm). – From Lipperheide Ad 46. – SHEETS FOR COSTUME KNOWLEDGE NEW SERIES 168. – Margin partly somewhat scratched. – See the complete description.

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Worked  one  Year  after  the  First  Edition

of  the  1st  Part

of  the  “immortal  Work” ,

“ of  one  of  the  Intellectual  Great  Feats  of  the  World” ,

Cervantes’  Don  Quixote

Castile – Castiliae Veteris et novae Descriptio Anno 1606. With title-cartouche with the arms of the kingdom of Castile and separate cartouches for miles indicator + meridian, all finely decorated in the ornament style of mannerism. Detail map of Old + New Castile 1 : 1.9 Mio. in colored engraving at the elder Jodocus Hondius in Amsterdam. 1606. Inscribed as before. 14¼ × 19½ in (36.2 × 49.5 cm).

Mercator, Castile

Keuning 111; Koeman 112. – With the historical-geographical back text in Latin with initial C (1⅞ × 1⅞ in [4.8 × 4.9 cm]) in woodcut designed scenically-architecturally with two country-men in front carrying wine on a pole. – Almost untrimmed wide-margined with several minimal and most minimal resp. tears, only one with 3.5 cm in the 6 cm wide lower margin worthy of note, as then also the partly torn centerfold is professionally closed.

Gerard Mercator, Castile

The  fine  map

with the Spanish capital as center from the MERCATOR ATLAS to which it had been added very recently after its change to Hondius in just 1606 and here available from the 1630 edition published by the son Henricus. – Up to the Portuguese border from Badajoz – Braganca – León, then further Burgos – Logrono and along the Rio Ebro with Zaragoza and Tortosa to its mouth . In the south still with the Estremadura and Andalusia with Córdoba as well as Baza and Murcia, it contains, regarding Cervantes, above all

all  essential  home  stations

of  this  brave  great  man  of  Spain  and  the  world .

Beginning with the

native  town  “Alcala  de  henares”

next to Madrid and typographically giving the importance then, over the educational stays Salamanca + Madrid up to

“Valadolid”  as  native  place  of  the  writing  of  the  Don  Quixote

whose area of action between Toledo – Ciudad Real – Albacete in southern New Castile situated nicely in the lower center field directly invites to follow the travel route to find, beside of the already mentioned ones, places like Malagón – Almagro – Sta. Cruz – La Solano (Solana) – Ruidera (Rueda) – Alcaraz – Alcázar de San Juan – Villacañas – Mota del Cuervo (La Mota) – El Toboso (Tavoso?) , ahead of all, however,

Villanueva  de  los  Infantos

as the newly identified starting point in La Mancha.

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Butler’s “unmercifully  swung  satiric  scourge”

congenially  picturized  by

William  Hogarth

1697 London 1764
William Hogarth, Hudibras I

Hogarth’s  Trial  Gallop

to  Butler’s  English  Don  Quixote

Frontispiece and its Explanation to Samuel Butler’s “Hudibras” as an English Don Quixote. Pedestal illustrated with Hudibras and his shield-bearer Ralpho as duo before a chariot driving round Mount Parnassus – on its top the springing Pegasus – with Butler’s buck-legged genius as driver, swinging the whip against the personifications of Rebellion, Hypocrisy + Ignorance carried by the neck at the back. “This satyr symbolises nature as opposed to the repressive Puritanism represented by Hudibras and Ralpho, the anti-heroes of the poem” (Bindman).

On the left a sitting satyr showing the opened page with canto I, stanza 15 of the poem to a cherub with master-apron chiseling at the pedestal. On the right sitting Britannia with spear resting on the large cross arms. On her left leg a faun holding, cheekily laughing, her mirror image before her. “Th(is) implication is that Hudibras and his ilk are still a presence and that the poem is relevant to present times and not just the previous troubled century” (Bindman).

Eventually on the pedestal the poet in crowning medallion with long laurel tendrils wound round with lettered tape. On the left placed back pyramidal pedestal with bust. In front of it a gentleman pointing on it and, kneeling, the winged death. Engraving by Thomas Cook (ca. 1744 – London 1818). (1801.) Inscribed: Plate 1. / Design‘d by W. Hogarth. / Engrav‘d by T. Cook., otherwise as above. 10⅜ × 14 in (26.5 × 35.7 cm).

HUDIBRAS I. – With 6-lined caption: “The Basso Releivo, on the Pedestal represents the general Design of Mr. BUTLER in his Incomparable Poem of Hudibras viz BUTLERS Genius in a Car Lashing round Mount Parnassus, in the Persons of Hudibras and Ralpho Rebellion Hypocrify and Ignorance the reigning Vices of his time.”

Cook “made his mark as Hogarth engraver, too (1795 ff.) whose complete work he has reproduced” (Thieme-Becker VII, 1912, p. 348/I) and whose original format he maintained in contrast to all later Hogarth editions

which  moreover  mostly  don’t  contain  the  consequently  rarer  Hudibras .

Several works not published by Hogarth himself had been engraved by Cook for the first time as he met with approval by a contemporary connoisseur as Maximilian Speck von Sternburg, too. – Below trimmed within the white platefield. Upper white platemark/paper margin with two faint smaller tidemarks and, hardly noticeable, some fox-stipples, as on the right, too. – On strong paper, of finest chiaroscuro. – RICH  SHEET .

HUDIBRAS

“ is a vulgarized (English) Don Quixote , a dewitted Rabelais ”

(Laaths, Geschichte der Weltliteratur, 1953, p. 375), a “satiric scourge” (Meyers Konv.-Lex., 4th ed., III, 693/I) on the politically just sacked Puritanism and the best-known work of its creator esteemed by Charles II,

SAMUEL  BUTLER

(Strensham, Worcestershire, 1612/13 – London 1680), as result of his impressions in the employ of Cromwell’s Colonel Sir Samuel Luke, “at which religious and political sects were about” (Meyers). Remaining incomplete the first two parts of the epic were published in 1663/64, a third one in 1678, then, joined, long-lived through the centuries. In three cantos each

“ describing in rough, mostly eight-syllabic songs (later known as ‘hudibrastic verse’) the loosely connected, grotesque adventures of two Puritans, the knight Hudibras and his shield-bearer Ralpho. Hogarth has engraved two different sets of illustrations to this poem: twelve large, carefully executed engravings he has created on his own, independently of a publisher, and published in February 1726, and seventeen smaller ones which have more the character of woodcuts and presumably done before, but were published the following April only in a poem edition. These follow the course of the action while the large sheets only represent the decisive scenes with an abridgement as legend … Epic and pictures are an antiheroic satire on Puritanism and sectarianism ”

(Margrit Bachofen-Moser in Hogarth Catalogue Zurich, 1983, pp. 25 ff. illustrating the large version in partly differing arrangement).

And fourty years after his death

a  monument  for  him  was  erected  in  Westminster  Abbey .

Cook  repeated  the  12sheet  large  version  first  in  original  format  as  here then present for the first sheet, too, years later in a popular smaller of only c. 5½ × 6¾ in (14 × 17 cm) subject size.

The  Hudibras  set

– Thieme-Becker  judge –

is  “of  decisive  significance  for  Hogarth’s  development .

Here  lies  the  key  to  the  understanding  of  the  satirist  H. ”

(Thieme-Becker XVII [1924], 300/II).

And Austin Dobson in the Encyclopedia Britannica of 1911 :

“ These (plates Hogarth) himself valued highly, and they are the best of his book illustrations. But he was far too individual to be the patient interpreter of other men’s thoughts, and it is not in this direction that his successes are to be sought … (And generally resuming) If we regard him – as he loved to regard himself – as ‘author’ rather than ‘artist’, his place is with the great masters of literature – with the Thackerays and Fieldings, the  Cervantes and Molières. ”

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– The same in Cook’s smaller repetition, in reverse to the large version and Hogarth’s own copper with the caption being replaced by the series title. Inscribed: Pl. I. / Hogarth pinxt. / HUDIBRAS. / T. Cook sculpt. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, July 1st. 1807. Subject size 5¼ × 6¾ in (13.4 × 17 cm). – Trimmed within the wide white platemark and this at three sides especially in the outer part slightly foxed, below also finger spotted.

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– The same in Hogarth’s own etching/engraving of 1726 with the Sayer address of the 1768 new edition and here in the impression on strong paper from the plate retouched by the royal engraver James Heath (1757 London 1834) about 1822 (“Even these impressions have become relatively rare today though”, Art Gallery Esslingen 1970; and Meyers Konv.-Lex., 4th ed., VIII [1888], 625: “A fine edition”, esteemed also already by contemporary collectors of the rank of for instance an A. T. Stewart [Catalog of the Stewart Collection, New York 1887, 1221, “fine plates”]). Inscribed: 1 (by the publisher) / W Hogarth Inven. & Sculp / London Printed for Robt. Sayer, Map & Printseller, at No. 53 in Fleet Street., otherwise with title + caption. 10⅜ × 13⅞ in (26.5 × 35.3 cm). – Nagler 10-1. – Illustration of the 1st state with the Overton/Cooper address on occasion of the 1997/98 English-North-American touring exhibition in Bindman, Hogarth and his Times, no. 30 and of the 2nd state in Hogarth Catalog Zurich, 1983, 1. – Plate below left rounded off under loss of 2½ letters. – The wide white margin at three sides weakly foxstippled.

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William Hogarth, Hudibras II

Sr. Hudibras his passing worth / The manner how he sally’d forth. The chief important departure of the knight Hudibras and his shield-bearer to great actions, bowed by a farmer going to field, in doing so overthrowing the stand of a market woman, who is alone frightened already at sight of the pair. Engraving by Cook as before. Inscribed: Plate 2. / Design’d by W. Hogarth. / Engraved by T. Cook. / Published December 1st. 1801, by G & J. Robinson Paternoster Row London., otherwise as above + 4 four-lined stanzas as caption. 10¾ × 14 in (27.3 × 35.7 cm).

HUDIBRAS II. – Above trimmed within the white platefield. Outer margin below and right minimal foxing. – On buff paper, of finest chiaroscuro. – OF  OPTICAL  SOVEREIGNTY .

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– The same in Cook’s smaller version as before. Inscribed: Pl. II. / Hogarth pinxt. / HUDIBRAS. / T. Cook sculpt. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, July 1st. 1807. Subject size 5½ × 6⅝ in (14 × 16.8 cm). – Trimmed within the wide white platemark and this especially at three sides in the outer part slightly foxed and browned resp.

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– The same in Hogarth’s own etching/engraving of 1726 with the Sayer address of the 1768 new edition and here in the impression from the plate retouched by Heath as before. Inscribed: 2 (by the publisher) / Wm. Hogarth Inven. et Sculp. / London Printed for Robt. Sayer, Map & Printseller, at No. 53 in Fleet Street., otherwise with title + caption. 10¾ × 13⅝ in (27.3 × 34.7 cm). – Nagler 10-2; Hogarth Catalog Zurich, 1983, ills. 2.

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William Hogarth, Hudibras III

Hudibras’s First Adventure. Hudibras, the gun drawn, in fight with a mob brandishing clubs, among a one-legged fiddler and a showman with dancing bear. Engraving by Cook. (1802.) Inscribed: Plate 3, / Design’d by W Hogarth. / Engrav’d by T. Cook, otherwise as above + 4 distiches as caption. 10½ × 14 in (26.7 × 35.7 cm).

HUDIBRAS III. – Below trimmed within the white platefield and there also quite minimally water-stained. – On buff paper. – Of brilliant chiaroscuro.

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– The same in Cook’s smaller version. Inscribed: Pl. III. / Hogarth pinxt. / HUDIBRAS. / T. Cook sculpt. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, Septr. 1st. 1807. Subject size 5½ × 6¾ in (13.9 × 17.1 cm). – Trimmed within the wide white platemark and this at three sides in the outer part slightly foxed and browned resp.

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– The same in Hogarth’s own etching/engraving with the Sayer address of the 1768 new edition and here in the impression from the plate retouched by Heath. Inscribed: 3 (by the publisher) / W. Hogarth delin et sculp. / London Printed for Robt. Sayer, Map & Printseller, at No. 53 in Fleet Street., otherwise with title + caption. 10¾ × 13⅝ in (27.4 × 34.6 cm). – Hogarth Catalog Zurich, 1983, ills. 3.

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William Hogarth, Hudibras IV

Hudibras, catechiz’d. The knight, an English Don Quixote, thrashed by a masked gang, which spook a lady follow graciously and shield-bearer Ralpho behind a curtain. Engraving by Cook. Inscribed: Plate 4 / Design’d by W. Hogarth. / Engrav’d by T. Cook. / London Published by G. & I. Robinson Paternoster Row February 1st. 1802., otherwise as above + 4 six-lined stanzas as caption. 10⅞ × 14 in (27.5 × 35.7 cm).

HUDIBRAS IV. – Above trimmed within the white platefield, tears in the left white papermagin repaired acid-freely. – On strong paper, of brilliant chiaroscuro.

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– The same in Cook’s smaller version. Inscribed: Pl. IV. / Hogarth pinxt. / HUDIBRAS. / T. Cook sculpt. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, March 1st. 1809. Subject size 5 × 6¾ in (12.7 × 17 cm). – Trimmed within the wide white platemark and this at three sides especially in the outer part slightly foxed. and browned resp.

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– The same in Hogarth’s own etching/engraving in the impression from the plate retouched by Heath. Inscribed: 4 (by the publisher) / W Hogarth Inv. et Sculpt, otherwise with title + caption. 10⅝ × 14 in (27 × 35.5 cm). – Nagler 10-4; Hogarth Catalog Zurich, 1983, ills. 9 (sic, see above; 2nd state).

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William Hogarth, Hudibras V

Hudibras vanquish’d by Trussa (Hogarth himself: Trulla). The knight vanquished by a woman, who together holds back mob swinging clubs. Engraving by Cook. Inscribed: Plate 5 / Design’d by W Hogarth. / Engrav’d by T. Cook / London Published by G. & J Robinson Pater noster Row April 1st. 1802., otherwise as above + 4 six-lined stanzas as caption. 10¾ × 14⅛ in (27.2 × 35.8 cm).

HUDIBRAS V. – Below trimmed on platemark, in the upper white platemark/paper margin faintly tidemarked. – On strong paper, of finest chiaroscuro.

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– The same in Cook’s smaller version. Inscribed: Pl. V. / Hogarth pinxt. / HUDIBRAS. / T. Cook sculpt. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, March 1st. 1808. Subject size 5⅜ × 6¾ in (13.7 × 17.2 cm). – Trimmed within the wide white platemark and this at three sides in the outer part slightly foxed.

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– The same in Hogarth’s own etching/engraving with the Sayer address of the 1768 new edition and here in the Heath impression. Inscribed: 5 (by the publisher) / W Hogarth Invt et Sculp (below right in the subject) / London Printed for Robt. Sayer, Map & Printseller, at No. 53 in Fleet Street., otherwise with title + caption. 10⅝ × 13¾ in (26.9 × 34.9 cm). – Nagler 10-5; Hogarth Catalog Zurich, 1983, ills. 5 (4th state).

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Interesting  Sujet  of  the  Execution  of  Sentence  I

Hudibras, in Tribulation. Knight + Ralpho in stocks, derided by young and old, the first deprived of his footwear and hat, the latter putting up with resignation the pissing against his shoe, to which the beadle broadly laughs. On the right decayed walls richly overgrown with wine. Etching + engraving. (1726.) Inscribed: 6 (by the publisher) / Wm. Hogarth Inven. et Sculp., otherwise as above + 4 six-lined stanzas as caption. 10⅝ × 14 in (27 × 35.5 cm).

William Hogarth, Hudibras VI

Hudibras VI. – Nagler 10-6. – Hogarth Catalog Zurich, 1983, ills. 6 (2nd state). – Heath impression. – Unessentially weaker impression on strong paper. – INTERESTING  SUJET  OF  THE  EXECUTION  OF  SENTENCE .

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– The same. Engraving by Cook in his smaller version. Inscribed: Pl. VI. / Hogarth pinxt. / HUDIBRAS. / T. Cook sculpt. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, Jany. 1st. 1808. Subject size 5⅜ × 6¾ in (13.8 × 17.2 cm). – Trimmed within the wide white platemark and chiefly in its outer part somewhat foxing.

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Thought  since  long :

The  Retort-Made  Human  from  the  Artificial  Womb

Hudibras beats Sidrophel and his man Whacum. Hudibras at the alchemist. The knight raising hell in a world strange to him, meeting a courageous magician and his frightened assistant. But also witnesses of the past and the future as there are a human skeleton from which an owl looks down, and a little human produced in a retort. Besides folios + reptiles nautical equipment as Jacob’s baton, quadrant, St. Barbara’s light, telescope, charts + globes. Engraving. (1726.) Inscribed: 8 / Wm. Hogarth Inven. et Sculp., otherwise as above + 4 six-lined stanzas as caption. 10⅞ × 14⅛ in (27.5 × 35.8 cm).

William Hogarth, Hudibras VIII

Hudibras VIII. – Nagler 10-8; Hogarth Catalog Zurich, 1983, ills. 8. – Heath impression on strong paper.

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– The same. Engraving by Cook in his smaller version. Inscribed: Pl. VIII. / Hogarth pinxt. / T. Cook sculpt. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme March 1st. 1808. Subject size 5⅜ × 6⅞ in (13.7 × 17.4 cm). – Trimmed within the wide white platemark and in its outer parts somewhat foxing.

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William Hogarth, Hudibras IX

The Committee. The Convenanters, leaders of the Presbyterian Scots, reject the new, catholic friendly liturgy written by Laud (William L., Archbishop of Canterbury, 1573-1645, deserved greatly of the Oxford University Library, beheaded) as representative of the royal High Church and write the Convenant as the upbeat of the English revolution and thus the rule of the Puritans under Cromwell. Engraving by Cook. (1802.) Inscribed: Plate 9 / Designd by W. Hogarth / Engrav’d by T. Cook, otherwise as above. 10⅞ × 14½ in (27.7 × 36.7 cm).

Hudibras IX. – 4 six-lined stanzas as caption abridged from Butler’s poem. – Of fine chiaroscuro, on buff paper. Above trimmed to the wide platemark. This slightly tidemarked, minimally touching also the closing hatching of the subject. Below with tiny margin.

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– The same in Cook’s smaller repetition, partly worked together with his son. Inscribed: Pl. IX. / Hogarth pinxt. / THE COMITTEE. / T. Cook & Son sc. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, Novr. 1st. 1808. Subject size 5¼ × 6¾ in (13.3 × 17.3 cm). – Trimmed within the wide white platemark and this at three sides chiefly in the outer part slightly foxed and browned resp.

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– The same in Hogarth’s own etching/engraving with the Sayer address of the 1768 new edition as thrid state and here in the impression by Heath. Inscribed: 9 (by the publisher) / Wm. Hogarth Inven. et Sculp / London Printed for Robt. Sayer, Map & Printseller, at No. 53 in Fleet Street., otherwise with title + the caption closing Caried on in the Next Print. 10¾ × 14 in (27.4 × 35.7 cm). – Nagler 10-9; Hogarth Catalog Zurich, 1983, 10 (sic, see above) with ills. of the 2nd state. – On the right in the wall part the print somewhat and in the door-frame partially weaker.

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Interesting  Sujet  of  the  Execution  of  Sentence  II

Hudibras, Triumphant. The knight leads the captured one-legged fiddler to the stocks. Etching + engraving. (1726.) Inscribed: 10 (by the publisher) / Wm. Hogarth Inven. et Sculp., otherwise as above + 4 six-lined stanzas as caption. 10½ × 13¾ in (26.7 × 34.9 cm).

William Hogarth, Hudibras X

Hudibras X. – Nagler 10-10; Illustration of the 1st state Hogarth Catalog Zurich, 1983, 4 (sic, see above). – Heath impression on strong paper. – INTERESTING  SUJET  OF  THE  EXECUTION  OF  SENTENCE .

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– The same. Engraving in Cook’s smaller version. Inscribed: Pl. X. / Hogarth pinxt. / HUDIBRAS. / T. Cook sculpt. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, March 1st. 1809. Subject size 5¼ × 6¾ in (13.4 × 17.3 cm). – Trimmed within the wide white platemark and chiefly in its outer part somewhat foxing.

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Sheet  XI  interrupts  the  satire ,

gives  birth  to  bloody  seriousness ,

has  the  coming  dictator  drawing  the  cords

and  teaches  Charles I  to  know  fear

But at first to put into the proper mood

Charles I of England, King, 1624. From face, standing, with the Magna Charta in his left. Colored wood engraving by Richard Henkel after Franz Skarbina (1849 Berlin 1910). (1881.) 7⅝ × 4⅛ in (19.3 × 10.5 cm). – Lipperheide Ad 46. – SHEETS FOR COSTUME KNOWLEDGE NEW SERIES 138. – See the complete description.

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The  Center  of  the  Power

at  the  Time  of  Charles I + Cromwell

England – Warwicum, Northhamtonia … etc. With miles indicator and large title-cartouche in the charming mannerism ornamental style. Colored map engraving 1 : 800,000 by Gerard Mercator I (Rupelmonde 1512 – Duisburg 1594). 14⅝ × 18⅜ in (37 × 46.8 cm).

Keuining 90; Koeman 95. – Posthumously published in 1595 offered here from the 1630 Hondius edition Koeman Me 29A. On the back the historical and geographical description in Latin. – Repaired centerfold rent reaching into the upper subject.

Mercator, Warwickshire/Northamptonshire

Middle & Southern  England  with  London

as center of the counties Warwickshire – Northamptonshire – Huntingdonshire – Cambridgeshire – Suffolk – Oxfordshire – Buckinghamshire – Bedfordshire – Hertfordshire – Essex – Berkshire – Middlesex – Southamptonshire – Surrey – Kent – Sussex. In the north up to Norwich – Leicester – Walsall , in the west Birmingham – Salisbury . Still with the Isle of Wight .

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The  Power  and  the  Parliament

Cromwell’s  Symbolic  Reichstagsbrand

Burning ye Rumps at Temple-Barr. Down with the rump parliament. The 1653 symbolic burning of the parliament that in 1648 Cromwell cleaned of its Presbyterian members as a milestone for his further show of power. It then executed Charles I instead of holding negotiations with him and thus rang in the Puritan republic which itself almost turned into a Cromwell monarchy. Place of the event of 20 April the London gate Temple Bar. One of the iconoclasts with the convenant of the Presbyterian Scots in his hands, another one holding up the banner:

Down  with  the  Rumps .

William Hogarth, Hudibras XI

Etching + engraving. (1726.) Inscribed: 11 (by the publisher) / W. Hogarth Inv. delin. et sculp. (in the subject border below right) / Burning ye Rumps at Temple Barr. 10⅞ × 20¼ in (27.7 × 51.6 cm).

HUDIBRAS XI. – Nagler 10-11; Hogarth Catalog Zurich, 1983, ills. 11 (2nd state, inscribed “in the subject below left”!). – 6-quatrain caption abridged from Butler’s poem. – Heath impression on strong paper.

The  scenically  rich  plate

about  the  practice  of  power  to  deal  with  insubordination .

“ The negotiations the parliament had entered with the (imprisoned) king (Charles I) meanwhile (in 1648) and which were drawing to a close caused new acts of violence by the army after Cromwell was back from Scotland … and in such a way on 6 & 7 December

the  parliament  had  been  brought  to  heel

by  expulsion  of  all  Presbyterian  members ”

and demoted to the “Rump Parliament”, not without

“ to  scatter  the  rest  by  musketeers ”

five years later for another reason, what is subject of the sheet here, while Cromwell stationed himself at the lead of a new executive board, ergo over the parliament. In which he had already practised eight years ago. Then when in April 1645 for thoroughly given timeless reason he took care of parliamentary integrity, causing resignations, by the so-called

Bill  of  Self-Denial

according to which

“ no  member  of  parliament

may  hold  a  civil  or  military  post ”

“he himself maintained the command of the mounted troops, the second post in the army, by saving clause”. Nevertheless,

“ but the posterity get to the opinion that C. was one of the most essential founders of England’s greatness and one of the most outstanding statesmen of all times ”

(quotes from Meyers Konvers.-Lex., 4th ed., IV [1880], 344 f.).

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– The same. Engraving in Cook’s smaller version. Inscribed: Pl. XI. / Hogarth pinxt. / HUDIBRAS. / T. Cook & Son sc. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, May 1st. 1808. Subject size 4⅜ × 7⅝ in (11.2 × 19.5 cm).

In contrast to the Hogarth engraving, surely worked in reverse (repeated left-handedness) as in many cases, here in correct sense as known for Cook. – Trimmed within the wide white platemark and this chiefly in the outer part slightly foxed and browned resp.

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Crackling  Sujet  of  Earthy  Liveliness

Sr. Hudibras Encounters the Skimmington (or The Antichristian Opera). The knight happens upon and misinterprets as anti-Christian ceremony an unruly procession of the old English and Scottish custom of publicly ridiculing a hen-pecked man or even cuckold suffering his wife’s adultery. Here both with the man set with a distaff backwards behind the woman onto the horse and treated by her with a ladle. At the window above, however, the tailor, whom his wife cuckolds by the sign of her hand, just as then also one of the two standards with shift and skirt resp. bears horns on top. Otherwise plenty of noise with pans & pots, but also horn & bagpipe. Engraving by Cook. Inscribed: Plate XII. / Design’d by W. Hogarth. / Engrav’d by T. Cook. / London Published by G. & I. Robinson Pater noster Row February 1st. 1802., otherwise as above + 6 six-lined stanzas as caption. 11⅜ × 20⅛ in (29 × 51.1 cm).

William Hogarth, Hudibras XII

HUDIBRAS XII. – Small tear off in the wide white upper margin, in the right one two faint tidemarks. – On buff paper. – Of finest chiaroscuro.

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– The same in Cook’s smaller version, here again together with his son. Inscribed: Pl. XII. / Hogarth pinxt. / HUDIBRAS. / T. Cook & Son sc. / Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, May 1st. 1808. Subject size 4⅜ × 7⅝ in (11 × 19.4 cm). – At three sides trimmed within the wide white platemark, which is partially a little time-marked.

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– The same in Hogarth’s own etching/engraving with the Sayer address of the 1768 new edition and here in the Heath impression. Inscribed: 12 (by the publisher) / W. Hogarth Inv. et Sculp (in the lower left edge of the subject), otherwise with title + caption. 10¾ × 20⅜ in (27.4 × 51.7 cm). – Hogarth Catalog Zurich, 1983, ills. 7.

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