1578 for the
first series by Philips Galle,
1596 for the enlarged series.
Hollstein / Philips Galle 519-562
New Hollstein Johannes Stradanus 418 - ...
Splendid early impressions.
Complete with text line. Excellent condition.
H.535, h.536 and H.554 with small
restoration of the corners.H.485 with
text line cut of.
Measures some 20,50 by 26 cm on plate
border. Nice watermark on the early
PHILIPS GALLE ( Flemish; 1537 - 1612)
Leading engraver and print dealer based
in Antwerp; born in 1537 in Haarlem,
it's possible that he was a pupil of
Dirk Volkertsz. Coornhert, moved to
Antwerp where he worked in the workshop
of Hieronymus Cock. After 1557 he
started his own publishing and print
business, for which he travelled
extensively: in 1560-61 he visited the
southern Netherland, France, Germany and
Italy. After 1564 he settled in Antwerp,
where he acquired citizenship in 1571.
One of the most prolific publishers in
Europe in the second half of the
sixteenth century after Cock died in