Dominicus Custos (Biographical details)

Dominicus Custos (publisher/printer; printmaker; German; Flemish; Male; c. 1559 - 1615)

Also known as

Custos, Dominicus; Custodis, Dominicus; Costere, Dominicus de


Founder of dynasty of engravers in Augsburg. Son of Pieter Baltens de Costere in Antwerp, emigrated as Protestant c.1579 and in Augsburg by 1584 working for the Fugger. Married widow of Bartolomeus Kilian the Elder in 1588. Worked for Archduke Ferdinand of Tyrol at his Innsbruck court 1582-1593 while remaining based in Augsburg. (For his prints of the Heldenrüstkammer in Schloss Ambras, see E.Schleicher in 'Journal of the History of Collections', 2 1990.)
Father of Raphael, David and Jacob Custos and stepfather of Lukas and Wolfgang Kilian.


Hollstein (70 nos)