The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto is
pleased to announce its latest online collection.
This digital collection features over 2500 of the prints of Wenceslaus
Hollar (1607-1677), a great master of the art of etching. Although the
lion’s share of Hollar’s work was produced in and about his adopted
England, his artistic interest was broad ranging and the site also
includes religious and historical prints, maps, portraits, costumes, and
natural history. As well as the individual etchings, the Fisher Library
boasts some one hundred published works containing original prints made
from Hollar’s plates. In an effort to provide the original context for
at least some of Hollar’s book illustration, the full text of several of
these works has also been included.
The collection is available at:
I am counting only three books with full text.
For the scan quality see the following picture.