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1714 antique print, order St. George by Pierre Helyot
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1714 antique print, order St. George by Pierre Helyot



Chevalier de l’ordre de S. Georges

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1714 antique print, order St. George by Pierre Helyot

Title:” Chevalier de l’ordre de S. Georges.

Saint George (ca. 275/281 – 23 April 303) was, according to tradition, a Roman soldier in the Guard of Diocletian, who is venerated as a Christian martyr. In hagiography Saint George is one of the most venerated saints in the Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodoxy, and the Eastern Catholic Churches. He is immortalized in the tale of Saint George and the Dragon and is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. His memorial is celebrated on 23 April, and he is regarded as one of the most prominent military saints.

Saint George is the patron saint of Aragon, Catalonia, England, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, and Russia, as well as the cities of Amersfoort, Beirut, Bteghrine, Cáceres (Spain), Ferrara, Freiburg, Genoa, Ljubljana, Gozo, Pomorie, Qormi, Lod, Barcelona and Moscow, as well as a wide range of professions, organizations, and disease sufferers.

Copper plate engraved print, hand colored.

Pierre Helyot Paris, Coignard 1714.

After spending his youth in study, he entered in his twenty-fourth year the convent of the third, order of St Francis, founded at Picpus, near Paris, by his uncle Jérhme, Helyot, canon of St Sepulchre. There he took the name of Père Hippolyte.

From: L'Histoire des ordres monastiques, religieux et militaires, et des congregations séculières de l'un et de l'autre sexe, qui ont été établis jusqu'à présent, published in 5 volumes in 1714—1721. Helyot died on January 5, 1716, before the fifth volume appeared, but his friend Maximilien Bullot completed the edition. Helyot's only other noteworthy work is Le Chritien maurani (1695).

It is inscribed in the upper right corner "T. IV. p. 64"

It is inscribed under the imaged Poilly f."


Leaf app.:10 x 7.25 inch. 25 x 18.5 cm

Condition: A fine antique historic print, with some slight toning.