Order Voluntaries, Antique Religious Print Helyot 1714
Title:Religieux de l'Orde des pauvres Volontaires, en Allemagne
The voluntary or involuntary absence of the abbess in times of warfare supplies quite a sufficient reason for the disbanding of the nuns. The Volantaires have a big history, from priest to army.
Cartographer: 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.
Origin: 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). Engraver: de Poilly.
Attractive detailed engraving, nice to frame.
Size:Sheet app.: 25 x 18.5 cm. 10 x 7.25 inches. Condition: Nice print in good condition.