Ignibus accensis Antris Vulpecula fallax Fallitur, hirsutis que frigora pellibus arcet.57.
Engraving with large margins; verso in ink W. Wood. Plate 214 x 279mm (8½ x 11"). Some foxing and creasing.
Fox Hunt: on a hillock in the foreground, a hunter, armed with a spear from which dangles a dead fox, stands beside a donkey, laden with the kill, both viewed from behind; he and a mounted hunstman observe a fox hunt in the left background, within an enclosure; in the right foreground, a fox is cornered by two dogs, while behind them two huntsmen smoke the foxes out from underground; beyond, to the right, a hunter aims at foxes with a shotgun; on the horizon, to the left, a grand house 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".
[Ref: 28570] £140.00