The Gentlemans Recreation.by R. Blome.
Engraving, sheet 415 x 260mm (16¼ x 11"). False margin added on left. Large margins on 3 sides.
Apollo enthroned with the Muses on either side; below Diana with two dogs. Frontispiece to 'The Gentleman's Recreation' (1686) by Richard Blome (bap.1635?-d.1705), cartographer and printseller. A volume which treats the utility of the liberal arts and sciences (hence the range of subjects depicted here), it included some of the earliest representations of British field sports (including the figure in the lower right holding a hunting rifle).
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