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Very rare engraving from the beginning of the 18th century representing a witches' sabbath. Devil worshipers feast on babies and perform somersaults in front of the devil seated in the center.

Inscription: "Description of the assembly of sorcerers called Sabbat".

Original engraving by Jean Crépy (c. 1660-1739), for Bordelon Laurent (1653 - 1730) The story of the extravagant imaginations of Monsieur Oufle (Paris 1710)

Condition: slightly browned and slightly frayed edges (see photos).

PERIOD : First part of the 18th century
DIMENSION : Sheet size approx. 39cm x 25cm
Engraving approx. 31cm x 19cm

SIZE : Sheet size approx. 25.3" x 9.8"
Engraving approx. 12.2" x 7.5"

Jean Crépy (c. 1660-1739) Engraver and printer; mainly active in copying, portraits and (according to Heineken's dictionary) in prints for tobacco box flaps. Ceases his activities upon the death of his wife in 1731, and sells part of his business to his sons Louis and Etienne-Louis. ... (British Museum)

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