Salus generis humani

Aegidius Sadeler II Netherlandish
After Hans von Aachen German
After Joris Hoefnagel Netherlandish

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This series of prints, Salus generis humani (Salvation of Mankind), contains 13 plates engraved by the Netherlandish printmaker Aegidius Sadeler. Made in 1590, the engravings feature scenes from the Life of Christ after designs by Hans von Aachen. The central compositions are surrounded by emblematic borders, whose designs originate from illuminations in the missal (Missale romanum) made by Joris Hoefnagel in 1581–90 for Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria, now in the Austrian National Library in Vienna.

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