Retibus aut iaculis capitur sic s[a]epe Palumbes, Qu[a]e mortem propri[a]e prolis amore subit.75.
Engraving with large margins, paper watermarked. Plate 215 x 292mm (8½ x 11½"). Stain in sky, slight creasing.
The Sale of Wood Pidgeons; in the foreground, three women and a man line up to buy braces of wood pigeon from a basket strapped to a donkey; to left and right, wood pigeons are trapped by nets covering trees; beyond, men hunt with poles and nets in a wooded area. 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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