48.5 x 32 cm (19.1 x 12.6 inches).
Glaucus Changed Into A Sea-God
This spectacular baroque engraving is from Bernard Picart's Le Temple Des Muses.
The engraving was made in 1733, is from the first edition and is an original antique. It has captions in French, English, German, and Dutch.
It is in very good condition for its age.
In Greek mythology, Glaucus was a prophetic sea-god, born mortal and turned immortal upon eating a magical herb. He came to the rescue of sailors and fishermen in storms, having earlier earned a living from the sea himself. In this superb engraving by Bernard Picart, Glaucus eats the magical herbs, leaving his live as a humble fisherman behind by transforming into a sea god.
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|Paper Size||~19.1 x 12.6 inches (48.5 x 32 cm)|
|Size Category||41 to 50 cm [16 to 20 inches]|