Sic nudus piscator aquas, limosaq tranans Elumina, vete novis quadratum piscibus implet.97.
Engraving with large margins, paper watermarked. Plate 215 x 286mm (8½ x 11¼"). Slight creasing & stain in sky.
Fishing with Concave Nets in the River Arno; fishermen, some of whom are naked, wade in the river Arno with nets; in the foreground, to left, a river god holding a cornucopia reclines beside a lion, representing Florence; the city of Florence flanks both sides of the River Arno which recedes to the hills in the distance. 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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