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[Set of 10 Caesars.]
[Set of 10 Caesars.] 2. Augustus. 3. Tiberius. 4.Caligula. 5. Claudius. 6. Nero. 7. Galba. 8. Otho. 10. Vespasianus. 11. Titus. 12. Domitianus.
[After Jan van der Straet.]
[n.d. c.1700.]
Set of 10 of 12 fine engravings (lacking plates 1 & 9). Platemark: 330 x 220mm (13 x 8¾") each, large margins.
A set of 10 of 12 plates from 'Imperatorum XII' (The Twelve Emperors), depicting statues of Roman Emperors on horseback, with each pedestal decorated with illustrative scenes. Examples include; Tiberius, in full armour, wearing a laurel wreath and holding a spear; Caligula, in full armour, wearing the winged hat of Mercury, holding the thunderbolts of Zeus and the trident of Poseidon; Nero, in full armour, facing to the right and holding a lyre, with thepedestal decorated with a scene of his suicide; Titus, in full armour, and in the background to the right, Mount Vesuvius erupts, with troops assembling outside the gates of a city to the left. After Jan van der Straet (1523 - 1605).
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[Italy - The Twelve Cæsars.]
[Italy - The Twelve Cæsars.]
[after Jan van der Straet.]
[n.d., c.1720.]
10 plates [of twelve]. Each 330 x 220mm (13 x 8¾").
Portraits of ten of the twelve cæsars, presented as equestrian statues on pedestals, with scenes from their reigns behind. The missing plates are (1) Julius Cæsar and (9) Vitellius. The original plates were published Crispijn de Passe in 1600. These images are reversed.
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Amores Naturales.
Amores Naturales. Ex. Plinio Lib. 36. Cap. 5. Varroni docto celebratum opus Arcesilia, Pulchre haec, Spectator, picta Tabella refert. Marmoreo lapidj torua est incisa Leaena, Parte omni aligeris cincta Cupidinibus. [...]
Ioan. Stradanus delineabat. Theodor. Galle Sculp. Phl.s Galle excud.
Antwerp, [n.d. c.1600]
Engraving, 17th century watermark. 235 x 175mm (9¼ x 7"). Trimmed to plate. Some minor creasing.
An allegorical scene of Natural Love in which a group of putti play with a marble lion sculpted by Arcesilaus, celebrated for his art throughout Rome in the first century BCE. This scene is from Pliny the Elder's 'Natural History' book 36 chapter 4, rather than 5 as the inscription claims.
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Ignibus accensis Antris Vulpecula fallax Fallitur, hirsutis que frigora pellibus arcet.
Ignibus accensis Antris Vulpecula fallax Fallitur, hirsutis que frigora pellibus arcet. 57.
Ioann. Stradanus inven. P. Galle excu. 1577.
[n.d. c.1578.]
Engraving with large margins; verso in ink W. Wood. Plate 214 x 279mm (8½ x 11"). Some foxing and creasing.
Fox Hunt: on a hillock in the foreground, a hunter, armed with a spear from which dangles a dead fox, stands beside a donkey, laden with the kill, both viewed from behind; he and a mounted hunstman observe a fox hunt in the left background, within an enclosure; in the right foreground, a fox is cornered by two dogs, while behind them two huntsmen smoke the foxes out from underground; beyond, to the right, a hunter aims at foxes with a shotgun; on the horizon, to the left, a grand house is seen. 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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[An elephant fighting a snake.] Excelsa in Barrum Draco sese ex abrbore iactat: ... II
[An elephant fighting a snake.] Excelsa in Barrum Draco sese ex abrbore iactat: ... II
Joan. Stradanus invent. Carol de Mallory Sculp.
1577 Phl's Galle excud. [but Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Rust hole in tree, old ink mss. numbers in margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
In the foreground an elephant grapples with a large snake, using its trunk. In the background men butcher another elephant, carrying away the pieces Plate 2 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[Cavemen with axes hunting elephants] Trogloditæ insidijs Elephantem fallere docti... III
[Cavemen with axes hunting elephants] Trogloditæ insidijs Elephantem fallere docti... III
Joan Stradanus invent. Joan Collaert Sculp.
Phl's Galle excud. 1577 [but Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"). Left margin with damage, just affecting image, old ink mss. numbers in margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
''Cavemen'' hunting elephants with axes. Plate 3 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[An arena fight between a lion, dog and elephant attended by Alexander the Great.] Magnus Alexander populo Spectacula præbet... IIII
[An arena fight between a lion, dog and elephant attended by Alexander the Great.] Magnus Alexander populo Spectacula præbet... IIII
Joan. Stradanus invent. Carol de Mallory Sculp.
Phl's Galle excud. 1577 [but Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼") large margins. Old ink mss. numbers in margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
A huge dog and a lion lunge at each other. A hairy-tailed elephant lies on its side, having been defeated by the dog. Plate 4 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[Fight among a lion, horse, bull and dogs] Sic Leo, Taurus, Equus, facilesque in bella Molosi... 6
[Fight among a lion, horse, bull and dogs] Sic Leo, Taurus, Equus, facilesque in bella Molosi... 6
Joan. Stradanus inven.
Phl's Galle excu. 1577 [but Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving, 16th century watermark, 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼") large margins. Old ink mss. numbers in margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
The animals battle in a fortified room. Plate 6 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[Lion hunting with dogs by narives with bows] Arboribus teneros piperis decerpere ramos...
[Lion hunting with dogs by narives with bows] Arboribus teneros piperis decerpere ramos...
Joan. Stradanus invent. Joan. Collaert sculp.
Phl's Galle excud. 1577 [but Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Old ink mss. mumbers in margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
Hunters with helmets and skirts, armed with bows and spears, chase lions across a wooded and mountainous landscape. A troop of monkeys ignore the chasing dogs, but a less fortunate one is in the jaws of a lion. Plate 8 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[A leopard caught and tamed by King Arsaces] Magnus Parthorum maculis Rex versicolorem / Venatu nactus Pantheram, ornare monuli...  9
[A leopard caught and tamed by King Arsaces] Magnus Parthorum maculis Rex versicolorem / Venatu nactus Pantheram, ornare monuli... 9
Joan. Stradanus invent. Joan. Collaert sculp.
Phl's Galle excud. 1577 [but Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Old ink mss. numbers in margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
A Parthian king petting the head of a leopard wearing collar and chain. Plate 9 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[Catching lions with nets] As tu qui satagunt validum illaqueare Leonem... 10 & VI
[Catching lions with nets] As tu qui satagunt validum illaqueare Leonem... 10 & VI
Joan. Stradanus invent. Joan. Collaert sculp.
Phl's Galle excu. 1577 [but Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Old ink mss. numbers in margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
Persians carrying shields and flaming torches drive lions into nets. Plate 10 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[Lion hunting with blankets] Arte Leo astutis mira superatur ab Afris... 11 & VII
[Lion hunting with blankets] Arte Leo astutis mira superatur ab Afris... 11 & VII
Joan. Stradanus invent. Corn. Galle sculp.
Phl's Galle excu. 1577 [but Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Old ink mss. numbers in margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
Hunters with swords throw blankets over the heads of attacking lions. Plate 11 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[A fight between a lion, bull, bear and two wolves] Instructo Spectant Proceres Spectacula circo...  12
[A fight between a lion, bull, bear and two wolves] Instructo Spectant Proceres Spectacula circo... 12
Joan. Stradanus invent. Joan. Collaert sculp.
Phl's Galle excu. 1577 [but Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Old ink mss. numbers in margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
An animal fight in a room built as an arena, with men watching from galleries. Plate 12 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[Animals from Ethiopia and an elephant hunt] Æthiopum tellus gignit genus omne Ferarum... 13
[Animals from Ethiopia and an elephant hunt] Æthiopum tellus gignit genus omne Ferarum... 13
Joan. Stradanus invent. Joan. Collaert sculp.
Phl's Galle excu. 1577 [but Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Extensive tear patched, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
Lions, a leopard, deer, ostriches, a goat and bull. Behind is a waterfall with a group of 'Sciapodes', a people who use their over-sized feet to shield themselves from the sun, as described by Isadore of Seville (c. 560-636). Plate 13 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[Emperor Commodus killing a leopard] Pensilis è cavea Tigris rabiosa theatri... 14
[Emperor Commodus killing a leopard] Pensilis è cavea Tigris rabiosa theatri... 14
Joan. Stradanus invent.
Phl's Galle excu. 1577 [but Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
A leopard leaves its cage to leap at an unarmed man. Commodus fires an arrow from the stand, hitting the animal. Commodus (161-192AD, joint emperor with his father Marcus Aurelius from 177-80, then sole emperor until his death) often entered the arena: Dio records that he once killed a hundred lions in a single day. Plate 14 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[A bullfight] Sic ferus exardet in circo taurus aperto Cum sua terribili petit iritamina cornu.  18
[A bullfight] Sic ferus exardet in circo taurus aperto Cum sua terribili petit iritamina cornu. 18
Joha Strada inven. 1577.
[Antwerp: Philips Galler, c.1596].
Engraving, 16th century watermark. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
A bullfight in an arena, with spectators lining the walls. A rider uses a lance, men on foot use spears and swords and dogs run round harassing the bulls. Acording to the British Museum, 'This scene is held to be one of the earliest representations of bullfighting'. Plate 18 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
BM: 1957,0413.237.
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[Bear hunt with nets] Sic capitur gladijs, et acute cuspidis hastis, Preceps sanguinea dum se rotat ursus arena.  20
[Bear hunt with nets] Sic capitur gladijs, et acute cuspidis hastis, Preceps sanguinea dum se rotat ursus arena. 20
Joan. Stra inven. 1577.
[Antwerp: Philips Galler, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
A bear hunt, with a bear biting the arm of one hunter as other hunters try to save him. Plate 20 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[Bear hunt] Pellibus hirsutos, et diros unguibus ursos Per virides lucos sequitur venator anhelus.  21
[Bear hunt] Pellibus hirsutos, et diros unguibus ursos Per virides lucos sequitur venator anhelus. 21
Joan. Stradanus inven. 1577.
Phl's Galle excu. [Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
Bear hunt, driving them into nets with dogs and lancing them. Plate 21 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[Boar hunt] Sic truculentus Aper assurgens s[a]euus in ira,  Vel canib[us] capitur, vel prona mergitur unda. 23
[Boar hunt] Sic truculentus Aper assurgens s[a]euus in ira, Vel canib[us] capitur, vel prona mergitur unda. 23
Jons Strad inve. 1577.
[Antwerp: Philips Galle, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Trimmed to plate lower left, sliver of paper glued over edge of image, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
Boars being driven towards a fenced pit by dogs. Plate 23 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[Bear hunt] Ense Urbum invadit rabidum cataphractus: et Ursus / Ungibus arripens hominem conatutur hamatis / Sternere...  26 & XIIII
[Bear hunt] Ense Urbum invadit rabidum cataphractus: et Ursus / Ungibus arripens hominem conatutur hamatis / Sternere... 26 & XIIII
Joan. Stradanus invent. Corn. Galle Sculp. 1577.
Phl's Galle excud [Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Old ink mss. in top margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
Men in armour stab bears with daggers, as cubs watch from a cave. Plate 26 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[Buffalo hunt] Bubalus agrestis, Rabidus, trux et ferus est Bos... 27 & XXXIII
[Buffalo hunt] Bubalus agrestis, Rabidus, trux et ferus est Bos... 27 & XXXIII
Joan. Stradanus invent. Joan. Collaert Sculp. 1577.
Phl's Galle excud [Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Old ink mss. in top margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
Riders with lances and dogs hunting wild cattle. Plate 27 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[Camel hunt] Horrida Barbariæ regio nutrire Camelos Dicitur eximios...  28
[Camel hunt] Horrida Barbariæ regio nutrire Camelos Dicitur eximios... 28
Joan. Stradanus invent. Joan. Collaert Sculp. 1577.
Phl's Galle excud [Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Old ink mss. in top margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
Soldiers shoot camels with muskets, butchring them on a beach and taking the meat back to galleys waiting offshore. Plate 28 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[Unicorn hunt] Non procul à ripis Asinos venatur agrestes / Indus, permissue Regis: cornu quibus exstat
[Unicorn hunt] Non procul à ripis Asinos venatur agrestes / Indus, permissue Regis: cornu quibus exstat / In fronte: hinc philæ fiunt et pocula, morbis / Quæ santant, vulnus curant, pelluntque venena. 29
Joan. Stradanus invent. 1577. Joan. Collaert Sculp.
Phl's Galle excud [Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
Primative hunters hunt unicorns; some shoot arrows as a fallen spearsman is about to be gored. These unicorns, on the banks of the Indus, are asses with curved, poisonous horns. Plate 29 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[Deer hunt] Sardi equites Ceruos & Ceruas...  31 & XII
[Deer hunt] Sardi equites Ceruos & Ceruas... 31 & XII
Joan. Stradanus invent. Car. de Mallery Sculp. 1577.
Phl's Galle excud [Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Old ink mss. in top margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
Riders lasso wild deer. Plate 31 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[Deer hunt] Sic boue fictilio contecti sulphuris ictu Accensi occidunt pavidos formidine Ceruos.
[Deer hunt] Sic boue fictilio contecti sulphuris ictu Accensi occidunt pavidos formidine Ceruos.
Johan. Stra. inve. 1577.
[Antwerp: Philips Galle, c.1596].
Engravin, 16th century watermark. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins Old ink mss. in top margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
Hunters use a dummy ox as a hide to shoot deer. Plate 32 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[Deer hunt] Sic canibus celeres agitant in retia ceruous Inq[ue] fere timidum iactant venabula pectus.  33
[Deer hunt] Sic canibus celeres agitant in retia ceruous Inq[ue] fere timidum iactant venabula pectus. 33
Johan. Stra. inve. 1577.
[Antwerp: Philips Galle, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Old ink mss. in top margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
Dogs drive deer into nets and snares. Plate 33 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[Deer hunt] Veloces canibus Ceruos per aperta fatigant Pascua, quos feriunt ferrati cuspide teli.  34
[Deer hunt] Veloces canibus Ceruos per aperta fatigant Pascua, quos feriunt ferrati cuspide teli. 34
Jo.es. Stradanus. inven. 1577.
Phl's Galle excud [Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving, 16th century watermark; 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Old ink mss. in top margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
A deer chase by riders with spears and dogs. Plate 34 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[Deer hunt] A Canibus Ceruus quandoque agitatus odoris... 35 & XXXVIII
[Deer hunt] A Canibus Ceruus quandoque agitatus odoris... 35 & XXXVIII
Joan. Stradanus invent. 1577. Joan. Collaert Sculp.
Phl's Galle excud [Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving, part 16th century watermark; 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Old ink mss. in top margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
Deer being tracked by sniffer dogs. They try to avoid detection by climbing on the back of and ox and hanging from a branch by their antlers. Plate 35 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[Hunting cranes] Auceps è chartis confectis arte cucullos / Interius visco linit...  40 & XXVIII
[Hunting cranes] Auceps è chartis confectis arte cucullos / Interius visco linit... 40 & XXVIII
Joan. Stradanus invent. Carol. de Mallery Sculp.
Phl's Galle excud [Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Old ink mss. in top margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
Hunters place conical hoods in holes, in which the cranes' heads get trapped. Plate 40 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[An inexperenced hunter being rescued from a hole] Sæpe quidem incautus Venator in antra, cavernar, / Et Latÿ cryptas herbis tectas cadit...  42 & XXXVIII
[An inexperenced hunter being rescued from a hole] Sæpe quidem incautus Venator in antra, cavernar, / Et Latÿ cryptas herbis tectas cadit... 42 & XXXVIII
Joan. Stradanus invent. J. Collaert Sculp. 1577.
Phl's Galle excud [Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving, 16th century watermark. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Old ink mss. in top margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
Three hunters haul a rope up, dragging their collegue from a snake-infested pit. Plate 42 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[Capturing a giant serpent] Ter denos longum cubitos Ægyptia tellus / Serpentem olim habuit, qui bellica tela, sarisas,
[Capturing a giant serpent] Ter denos longum cubitos Ægyptia tellus / Serpentem olim habuit, qui bellica tela, sarisas, / Tympana; terribilesq[ue] tubas fugitans, per opacum / Tensos iin cases male providus incidit antrum. 45 & XXXI
Joan. Stradanus invent. Cornelius Galle Sculpsit. 1577.
Phl's Galle excud [Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Long tear with old repair, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
A giant serpent of Egypt driven into a cave by the noise of drums and trumpets. Plate 45 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[Killing dragons in Eygpt] Ecquis in Ægypto crista et tergo else Dracones / Serratis credat flammis ? ... 46.
[Killing dragons in Eygpt] Ecquis in Ægypto crista et tergo else Dracones / Serratis credat flammis ? ... 46.
Joan. Stradanus invent. Joan. Collaert sculp.
Phl's Galle excud 1577. [Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
Men decapitate two dragons with axes on lettered cloths, while a third dragon chases two unfortunates in the background.
Plate 46 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.

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[Hunting wolves] Sic canibus spiculisq[ue] lupos sectantur agrestes Albaq[ue] suspendunt hirsutis lintea dumis.  49.
[Hunting wolves] Sic canibus spiculisq[ue] lupos sectantur agrestes Albaq[ue] suspendunt hirsutis lintea dumis. 49.
Joha. Stradanus inve.
[Antwerp: Philips Galle, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins Old ink mss. in top margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
Riders hunting wolves with dogs in a fenced-off area. Plate 49 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[Hunting wolves] Sic ouis occis[a]e lupus extis fallitur, arcto Aut laqueo, aut tectis frondoso vimine fossis. 50
[Hunting wolves] Sic ouis occis[a]e lupus extis fallitur, arcto Aut laqueo, aut tectis frondoso vimine fossis. 50
Joha. Stradanus inve.
[Antwerp: Philips Galle, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Old ink mss. in top margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse. Stain top centre.
A rider drags a ram's carcase to lure wolves into snares. Plate 50 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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[Hunting porcupines] Sic specubus ruptis, per compita strata viarum Retibus aptatis cauti capiuntur Echini. 54
[Hunting porcupines] Sic specubus ruptis, per compita strata viarum Retibus aptatis cauti capiuntur Echini. 54
Joes. Stradan inven. 1577.
Phl's Galle excu [Antwerp, c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"), with margins. Old ink mss. in top margin, ink ownership inscription of 'W. Wood' on reverse.
Men dig out porcupines, trap them in nets and kill them with axes. Plate 54 of 'Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnæ Bestiariorum: & mutuæ Bestiarum', a book depicting battles between man & beast and between beasts, drawn by Jan van der Straet (1523-1605, a Flemish painter working in Florence. The verse was written by Cornelis Kiliaan (1528-1607) of Duffel, poet and lexicographer, author of an important Dutch-Latin dictionary, 'Dictionarium Teutonico-Latinum', 1574. The 'Venationes' was first issued in 1577, when van der Staet met Philips Galle in Antwerp. The original series had no plate numbers, but these were added as the series was expanded in 1596.
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Sic per tesqua ruens venator consita dumis, Incautos fallit Anates, Fulicasq[ue] palustres.'
Sic per tesqua ruens venator consita dumis, Incautos fallit Anates, Fulicasq[ue] palustres.' 72.
Iohan Stra. inven.
[n.d. c.1578.]
Engraving, paper watermarked. Plate 209 x 291mm (8¼ x 11½").
Duck Hunt with Shotguns; in the left foreground, four hunstman, armed with shotguns, accompanied by two dogs, approach a river to the right, in which ducks are seen swimming; in the midground, far left, two men pull ropes, closing a net over a flock of ducks, centre; several towns visible 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".
[Ref: 28574]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Intentus merulis Auceps, sic retia tendit Cauta die, at noctu candelae lumine fallit.
Intentus merulis Auceps, sic retia tendit Cauta die, at noctu candelae lumine fallit. 74.
[n.d. c.1578.]
Engraving with large margins, paper watermarked, verso in ink W. Wood. Plate 215 x 292mm (8½ x 11½"). Foxing.
Hunting Party on its Way to a Woodcock Hunt; in the foreground, a party of huntsmen descend the steps of a classical villa, carrying crossbows, a bell and an unlit torch; to far left, in the valley below, the party proceeds through a wood; centre, blackbirds resting on a domed building, camouflaged by leave and studded with poles upon which birds of prey are perched, are targeted by the huntsmen; beyond, a castle stands upon a hill. 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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Retibus aut iaculis capitur sic s[a]epe Palumbes, Qu[a]e mortem propri[a]e prolis amore subit.
Retibus aut iaculis capitur sic s[a]epe Palumbes, Qu[a]e mortem propri[a]e prolis amore subit. 75.
Iohan Stra inven. 1577.
[n.d. c.1578.]
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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Incautas Anglus tenebrosa nocte Volucres Exturbat nidis Auceps: consistere ramis Ne possint, baculis abigit, flammisque fatigat; Lassata donec potiatur denique praeda.
Incautas Anglus tenebrosa nocte Volucres Exturbat nidis Auceps: consistere ramis Ne possint, baculis abigit, flammisque fatigat; Lassata donec potiatur denique praeda. 82.
1577. Ioan. Stradanus invent. Adr. Collaert sculp. Phls Galle excu.
[n.d. c.1578.]
Engraving with large margins, paper watermarked. Plate 196 x 266mm (7¾ x 10½"). Slight stain on right & creasing.
The Catching of Night Owls; in the left foreground, three huntsmen are seated around a lantern, two holding burning torches; in the midground, huntsmen carrying cages beat the trees in which the birds nest, while the birds perch on sticks placed there to facilitate their capture; in the background, to the right, a tree burns. 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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Sic anidas Lutras venatur Lintre cauata, Per refluas uncis feriuntq tridentibus undas.
Sic anidas Lutras venatur Lintre cauata, Per refluas uncis feriuntq tridentibus undas. 90.
Ion. Stra. inve. Phls Galle fe. 1577.
[n.d. c.1578.]
Engraving with large margins, paper watermarked, verso in ink W. Wood. Plate 215 x 293mm (8½ x 11½"). Foxing, slight creasing.
Otter hunt; in the foreground, a huntsman holding a trident, standing on a river bank, is viewed from behind; in the midground, men on boats and on the river banks hunt otters with the aid of dogs; beyond, a bridge and fortified town are seen. From a series of 104 plates dedicated to the jurist Henricus van Osthoorn en Sonnevelt, "Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnae Bestiariorum: & mutuae Bestiarum".
[Ref: 28584]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Sic nudus piscator aquas, limosaq tranans Elumina, vete novis quadratum piscibus implet.
Sic nudus piscator aquas, limosaq tranans Elumina, vete novis quadratum piscibus implet. 97.
1577.
[n.d. c.1578.]
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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Sic per sagnantes divellunt retia ripas, Impleat ut piscis textam de vimine nasam.
Sic per sagnantes divellunt retia ripas, Impleat ut piscis textam de vimine nasam. 98.
1577.
[n.d. c.1578.]
Engraving with large margins, paper watermarked, verso in ink W. Wood. Plate 215 x 292mm (8½ x 11½"). Foxing, slight creasing.
Fishing with Drag Nets on the River Arno; in the foreground, a river god holding a cornucopia is seated upon a lion, representing Florence; beside and beyond him fishermen men wade in the river with poles and nets; the city of Florence flanks the river to the left, with the dome of the Duomo visible. From a series of 104 plates dedicated to the jurist Henricus van Osthoorn en Sonnevelt, "Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnae Bestiariorum: & mutuae Bestiarum".
[Ref: 28588]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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