“A Mappe of the Man of Sin” featured in British Printed Images to 1700

Princeton’s unique copy of the seventeenth century English engraving “A Mappe of the Man of Sin” is “Print of the Month” for August 2008 on the website British Printed Images to 1700, a digital library of prints and book illustrations from early modern Britain.

The 3,151 word article together with 22 footnotes explains this complicated engraving scene-by-scene and detail-by-detail.

The engraving is also described in Malcolm Jones, “Engraved Works Recorded in the Stationers’ Registers, 1562-1656,” Walpole Society, 64 (2002), p. 1-68 ff., number 176, p. 32 and fig 24.

Below is a detail from A Mappe of the Man of Sin: Wherein is Most Liuely Delineated the Rising Raigning and Ruine of the Kingdome of Antichrist [London, 1622]. Rare Book Division. Call number: (Ex) BT985 .W5e. Purchased from the London bookseller Bernard Quaritch in 1988.

‘Abby-lubber Preest’ • Click on the detail below to see entire original. Dimensions of original: 443 mm x 545 mm.

3 thoughts on ““A Mappe of the Man of Sin” featured in British Printed Images to 1700

  1. Oh no, you must have killed it. The site is ok but their image links are dead. Even using the jpg link from the source view gives a 404. Maybe they are adjusting things at the mo’. [BPI is one of my most favourite sites…can’t wait for the long awaited full version]

    And now..I see you have a large version. I should learn to read. Thanks for this!

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