Jacob Matham after Hendrik Goltzius, ‘The Alliance of Athena and Mercury’, ca. 1588, Childs Gallery

Bartsch 281; Hollstein 240; New Hollstein 351 i/III. First state of three. Inscribed in plate lower center: "HG. excud"; numbered in plate lower left: "4"; inscribed in plate below image: "Haec Patris e cerebro, Maia hic Atlantide natus/ AEthereo Soboles vtra digna Foue,"; inscribed in plate below image lower right: "Fngenio Pallas prefes, Cijllenius author / Eloquij, doctis numina sacra viris." An extremely rich, clear and brilliant impression, in generally fine condition, aside from slight age toning and trimmed on or just within platemark.

About Jacob Matham after Hendrik Goltzius