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 Copperplate Etching and
Engraving with recent Hand-Color
Sheet size: (irregular margins) 17.25" x 10.5"
Image size: 14.75" x 9.5"