FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Michael Burghers (c.1647/1648-1727) was a Dutch illustrator and artist of the 17th century, who spent most of his career in England. He was commissioned to
create maps, estate plans, and illustrations of stately houses, by the English aristocracy. Michael Burghers was a Dutch engraver, who settled in England on the
taking of Utrecht by Louis XIV. He lived mostly at Oxford, and on several of his plates he added Academiae Oxon. calcographus after his name. He was the author of
a book, Ancient Mysteries Described, which was reprinted into the early 19th century. From 1676 Burghers engraved the plates for the Almanacks of the
University. His most esteemed prints are his antiquities, ruins of abbeys, and other curiosities. He also engraved several portraits and plates for the classics.
Title: "The New Testament"
Portfolio: Holy Bible
Year: 1680, pub. in 1685
Medium: Original Etching and Engraving
with recent Hand-Coloring
Limited edition: Unknown
Sheet size (irregular margins): 17.25" x 10.5"
Image size: 14.75" x 9.5"