Nutrit squamosos Appulia vasta Colubros: Istorum inuadunt Grus atque Ciconia pullos: Hinc rostro et morsu bellum committitur acre. Ludicra res multis haec est spectata colonis.63.
Engraving with large margins. Plate 204 x 267mm (8 x 10½"). Slight foxing off plate on right.
Storks Fighting Snakes; in the right foreground, two huntsmen, armed with a spear and daggers, watch from behind a tree as storks attack snakes to the left, one flying off with a snake; beyond, in the left mid ground, three men watch from a bridge; beyond them a town is visible in the distance; behind the huntsmen in the foreground, to the right, storks are nesting in chimneys. 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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