Auction 357 Prints & Drawings

"NAVIS INSTITORIS DE LONGE PORTANS PANEM". (, no publ., n.d. (18th c.)). Large allegorical engr./etching on laid paper w. caption in Spanish underneath, engr. in the image. 517 x 400 (sheet size).

Allegory of the 'Virgen del Rosario' as protector of the Spanish fleets. Two ships are represented: the first presents 'Jesus Crucified' as the mast, along with the Virgin who, with her Rosary, ensures the smooth running, helped by angels who tighten the ropes, and protected by the Holy Spirit. The ship carries a mystical lamb and eucharistic chalices. The second, larger boat, is 'manned' by the Virgen del Rosario holding the infant Christ and a Rosary. In the port, along with the hustle and bustle of some figures, appear the allegories of Spain and America that support the legend 'Navis institoris', etc. in vulgar Latin. A similar, but much smaller print from 1778 added. - See for a similar print:

€ 600

result € 450

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