Pygmaei capris, ovium maribusque vehuntur, Arcubus & telis armati, praelia miscent. Feruida cum Gruibus: pullos alitum ovaque perdunt, Aspera pugnando clades infertur utrinque.80. XXII.
Engraving with large margins, paper watermarked, verso in ink W. Wood. Plate 196 x 266mm (7¾ x 10½"). Foxing, slight creasing.
Fight between Pygmees and Cranes; in the foreground, the cranes guard their eggs; the pygmees, emerging from the left and riding on rams and armed with spears and arrows, confront the attacking cranes, which swoop down from the right; in the left background, some of the pygmees retreat into mountain caves. 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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