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title-page / print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1867,1012.510

  • Description

    Title-page to Hobbes's 'Leviathan' (London: Andrew Cooke, 1651). For description and comment, see 1858,0417.283. 1651 Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1651
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 244 millimetres
    • Width: 159 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with quotation from the Old Testament (Job 41.24), title, publication detail and date.
  • Bibliography

    • Lothe 2008 1307 bibliographic details
    • Duplessis 1859 297 bibliographic details
    • Blum 1924 604 bibliographic details
    • BM Satires 809 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (French XVIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Leviathan, or the Matter, Forme and Power of A Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil (1651)
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1867

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1867,1012.510

A crowned man, whose body is made of numerous human bodies, emerges from a mountain, holding a sword in his left hand and a crozier in in right hand; below is the title inscribed on a tapestry and surrounded by ten framed allegories: castle, crown, cannon, military trophies, battle on the left; church, bishop mitre, thunder, inscribed trident and forks, and assembly of magistrates; title-page to Hobbes's 'Leviathan' (London: Andrew Cooke, 1651).  1651 Etching

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A crowned man, whose body is made of numerous human bodies, emerges from a mountain, holding a sword in his left hand and a crozier in in right hand; below is the title inscribed on a tapestry and surrounded by ten framed allegories: castle, crown, cannon, military trophies, battle on the left; church, bishop mitre, thunder, inscribed trident and forks, and assembly of magistrates; title-page to Hobbes's 'Leviathan' (London: Andrew Cooke, 1651). 1651 Etching

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