Cornelis Cort (ca. 1533-1578) after Maarten van Heemskerck (1498-1574), Noach gaat met zijn familie en de dieren aan boord van de ark, = Noah boarding the ark with his family and animals; in the series Geschiedenis van Noach, 1559. Engraving. New Hollstein Dutch 4-3(3). Graphic Arts Collection GA Dutch/Netherlandish prints.
This is number three in a series of six plates depicting the story of Noah (New Hollstein 2-7) published by Hieronymus Cock (ca.1510-1570) from his Antwerp shop, ‘Aux Quatre Vents,’ one of the most important print publishing firms outside Italy at that time. The firm was continued by his widow (Volcxken Diercx) until her death in 1600 (the inventory of her estate survives with a list of her plates).
The five other plates are not in our collection: