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Imprint Names:

Imprint Locations:

    between 1671 and 1704


Printed for J. Deacon, at the Angel in Guiltspur-street


Illustrations printed across the opening to reveal altered images when unfolded. MS note by A. Wood on reverse: Bought at Oxon. in Feb. 1688-9. Harding B 39(49) is a set of negative photographs of the folded and unfolded sheet.



Title: The beginning, progress, and end of man

First Line: Here Adam first leads up the van


ESTC: R175526

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A534: Beard
11I62(ADAM): Adam (not in biblical context)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
71A815: Cain offering (alone)

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25F23(LION): Beasts of prey, predatory animals: lion

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A231: Standing figure
41D263: Walking-stick, staff
11A21(+111): Divinity, 'Divinità' (Ripa) (+ God the Father in the form of light)

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A231: Standing figure
41D267: Purse, money-bag
11N34: Covetousness; 'Avaritia' (Ripa) ~ personification of one of the Seven Deadly Sins

6th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
11I63(EVE): Eve (not in biblical context)

7th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
71A814: Abel offering (alone)

8th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25FF231: Griffin (lion/eagle); 'Griffo' (Ripa)

9th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31AA4561: Merman - AA - mermaid, siren

10th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
71A82: The killing of Abel: Cain slays him with a stone, a club or a jaw-bone, alternatively with a spade or another tool as weapon

11th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25F33(EAGLE): Predatory birds: eagle
34F1: Animals threatening man
31D111: Infant, baby ~ the ages of man

12th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31A222101: Profane heart symbolism ~ love

13th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
49G2: Patient, sick person
31A21: (human) skeleton

14th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41D267: Purse, money-bag

15th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
31F26(+3): Death as skeleton (+ Death with bow and arrow)
23U22: Hourglass


Shelfmark: Harding B 39(49)

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Shelfmark: Wood E 25(10)

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