Fustibus, aut telis, densa aut caligine fumi, Venatur gaudens habitare cuniculus antris.55.
Engraving with large margins, paper watermarked, verso in ink, W. Wood. Plate 209 x 285mm (8¼ x 11¼"). Some foxing. Creasing along the lower edge.
Rabbit Hunt: in the foreground, to left, two men prepare a large torch to smoke the rabbits out of the warrens; in the centre, a hunter prepares to strike with a club, to the right, two women, an old man and a child stand in conversation and observe; beyond, on a slope, the rabbits are chased by dogs and targeted with arrows, while nets lie ready to catch the rabbits; on the horizon, more smoke is seen. From a series of 104 plates dedicated to the jurist Henricus van Osthoorn en Sonnevelt, "Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnae Bestiariorum: & mutuae Bestiarum".
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