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- Object: Henricus IIII Galliae et Navarrae Rex christianissimus
Two plates, printed on the front and back of the same sheet; with on one side a portrait of King Henri IV, half-length, slightly turned to the left, right hand on hip and left one resting on sword hilt, wearing collars of the orders of Saint Michel and of the Saint Esprit and fur-trimmed cloak over a doublet; in oval; on the other side, a title-page with at centre the title lettered in auricular cartouche flanked by two personifications standing on consoles, and surmounted by a broken curved pediment upon which sits a young man (Apollo?) crowned with flames and opening the lid of an urn; title-page to André du Laurens's "Historia Anatomica Humani Corporis" (Paris: Marcus Orry, 1600)
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Height: 167 millimetres (portrait)
Height: 324 millimetres (titlepage, trimmed)
Width: 117 millimetres
Width: 232 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The portrait of Henri IV is a copy after a print engraved in 1598 by Thomas de Leu, see 1848,0911.596 for impression and comment.
For an impression of the same title-page, this time bearing Iametus Mettayer's name as the other publisher, see 1872,0511.992.
The plate was also re-used in 1621 for an edition of Laurens's works, see 1929,0416.43.
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- Associated titles
Associated Title: Historia Anatomica Humani Corporis (1600)
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