This original copper-plate engraving from an early 18th Century Bible is a real beauty. It depicts St. Mark the Evangelist. It was engraved by the famous German Engraver Johann Alexander Boener and published in 1701. It shows St. Mark in great detail holding a feather in one hand and a book in the other. He often is symbolically represented by a lion, which he has on his side in this depiction.
Saint Mark the Evangelist is the traditionally ascribed author of the Gospel of Mark. Mark is said to have founded the Church of Alexandria, one of the most important episcopal sees of Early Christianity. His feast day is celebrated on April 25, and his symbol is the winged lion.
Provenance: Biblia Sacra Das ist Die gantze Heilige Schrifft/ Alten und Neuen Testaments
Author: Casparum Ulenbergium
Engraver: Johann Alexander Boener
Published : Bamberg, Ziegern & Lehmann, 1701
Paper Size: circa 14 1/2" x 9 3/4"
Condition : In very good antique condition and a Beautiful Age Patina - PLEASE SEE PICTURES
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