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[Adam] Who am I? or am I? whence did I come?
[Adam] Who am I? or am I? whence did I come?
[London: John Hinton, c.1752.]
Engraving. 190 x 105mm (7½ x 4"). Trimmed into plate on right, worm holes in margin.
Adam questions his existance. The frontispiece from The Universal Magazine Vol XXVI, an early periodical, published monthly from 1747-1814.
[Ref: 62375]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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[Death of Archimedes] Mentre Siracusa era in predaa al saccheggio, un soldato di Marcello, avendo trovato Archimede occupato nei suoi studi,
[Death of Archimedes] Mentre Siracusa era in predaa al saccheggio, un soldato di Marcello, avendo trovato Archimede occupato nei suoi studi, irratato dalle sue fredde risposte, l'uccide. Rollin 1st. Rom. T.VI.
Pinelli inv. e inc.
In Roma 1819.
Etching. 310 x 420mm (12¼ x 16½"), with large margins.
A Roman soldier commands Archimedes to come and meet Gerneral Marcellus, but he declines, as he is too busy working on a problem. Enraged, the soldier kills Archimedes with his sword. On the right an assembly of scientific items and charts. From Pinelli's series of 100 plates illustrating the the history of Republican Rome, as told in Charles Rollin's 'Istoria Romana'.
[Ref: 62146]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Birth of Bacchus.
Birth of Bacchus.
Sir Joshua Reynolds Pinxit. Salliar Sculpsit.
Publish'd June 24.th 1788, by John & Josiah Boydell, N.º 90, Cheapside London.
Stipple. 355 x 280mm (14 x 11"), very large margins.
A nymph holds a bunch of grapes above the open mouth of the child Bacchus, as a goat watches. In the foreground is his thyrsus and a cup.
[Ref: 62302]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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La Belle Paysanne.
La Belle Paysanne. Not for you, but for your Master, - tol, de rol, &c.
London Pub.d Jan.y 1, 1787 by J. Wickstead N.º 30 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden.
Stipple, 18th century watermark. 240 x 190mm (9½ x 7½"). Thread margins top and bottom.
An oval scene of a young couple holding hands, in a landscape before a large country house.
[Ref: 62066]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cinderella]. Cinderilla, or The Little Glass Slipper. When she had done her work [...]
[Cinderella]. Cinderilla, or The Little Glass Slipper. When she had done her work [...] [&] Cinderilla, or The Little Glass Slipper. Cinderilla laughted to herself whn she saw her Slipper [...]
Drawn & Engraved by Henry Richter.
[Published Feb.y 1799 by J & H Richter 26 Newman Street Oxford Street.]
Pair of coloured stipples, fine colour. Sheets 260 x 275mm (10¼ x 10¾"). Trimmed to images on three sides, into plate at bottom, losing publications lines; slight scuffing of print area on second plate.
Two scenes of the fairytale 'Cinderella', as told by Charles Perrault in his 'Cendrillon ou la petite pantoufle de verre' (the version used by Disney): in the first she kneels at a fireplace, her sisters looking down on her with contempt; in the second the prince's herald fits the slipper on her foot as the sisters glower.
[Ref: 62364]   £250.00   (£300.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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Cleopatra stung by an Adder.
Cleopatra stung by an Adder.
Clark Pin.t & Sculp.t.
Publish'd March 25, 1796, by John & Josiah Boydell, N.º 90 Cheapside.
Stipple. 365 x 280mm (14¼ x 11), large margins.
An oval portrait of Egyptian queen Cleopatra with the snake biting her arm.
Rare: the only reference to the print we can find is in the 1803 Boydell catalogue.
[Ref: 62360]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cymon and Iphegenia.
[Cymon and Iphegenia. The Fool of Nature, stood with stupid Eyes...]
Angelica Kauffman Pinx.t. W.W. Ryland Fecit.
[Publish'd Jan.y ye 15;th 1782 by W. W. Ryland N.º 159 Strand, London.]
Circular stipple, scratch-letter proof before title, printed in reddish-brown. 365 x 315mm (14¼ x 12½").
Cymon, resting on his walking stick, stares down at Iphegenia, sleeping with her companions, struck by her beauty. Kauffman's painting of this scene from Giovanni Boccaccio's 'Decameron' is now in the Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC.
Alexander 120.
[Ref: 62361]   £360.00  
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[Dutch Peasants] Ni pateat fundus, nova massica non tibi fundo,
[Dutch Peasants] Ni pateat fundus, nova massica non tibi fundo, / In funde cordis namque profunda latent.
A. Ostaden pinxit. J. Suyderhoef sculpsit.
F. de Wit excudit [n.d., c.1670].
Engraving. 230 x 190mm (9 x 7½"). Trimmed close to plate, small tear repaired.
A peasant couple seated at a table, the man holding a jug and about to fill the woman's wine-glass, nuts and smoking accessories on the table. Originally published by Clement de Jonghe.
[Ref: 62225]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Interior of a tavern]
[Interior of a tavern]
Prestel sc 1779.
Scarce aquatint and mixed method. 335 x 275mm (13¼ x 10¾"). Collector's mark on reverse. Narrow left margin.
An interior with barrels, with a man reading a letter to his three companions. A very jovial bar scene.
[Ref: 62252]   £360.00  
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Vivitur Parvo Bene.
Vivitur Parvo Bene.
AV Ostade pinxit. Corn. Visscher fecit.
Clemendt de Jonghe excudit [n.d., c.1655].
Engraving with etching. 260 x 220mm (10¼ x 8¾"). Mounted in album paper at sides.
The topers: two boors and an elderly woman drink together, one man clutching a large clay jug and the woman raising her glass.
[Ref: 62253]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Bowzebeus and Cicly, vide Gay's Sixth Pastoral of the Flights.
Bowzebeus and Cicly, vide Gay's Sixth Pastoral of the Flights. [&] Hobnelia and Lubberkin. Vide Gays Fourth Pastoral of the Spell.
Painted by J. Northcote.
London Publish'd September 30:th 1786 by J.R. Smith N.º 83 Oxford Street.
Pair of stipples, 'Bouzebeus' printed in brown. Sheets 400 x 345mm (15¾ x 13½"). Trimmed within plate, nicks in edges.
Two pastoral scenes, with young couples embracing.
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[Hercules at the Crossroads.]
[Hercules at the Crossroads.]
AH [monogram of Albrecht Dürer].
[n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving. Sheet 320 x 220mm (12½ x 8¾"), on 18th century paper, watermarked 'A M'. Trimmed into image at top, within plate elsewhere, mounted in album paper.
A close copy of Dürer's 'Hercules at the Crossroads' (1498), depicting the female personification of Virtue trying to cudgel Pleasure, who is lying with a satyr, with a stick. Hercules, naked but for a winged helmet, raises his own club to stop the blow.
[Ref: 62298]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The description of the poisoning of king John by a moonke of Swinstead abbeie in Lincolnshire.
The description of the poisoning of king John by a moonke of Swinstead abbeie in Lincolnshire.
[n.d., c.1590.]
Woodcut set in letterpress. Sheet 340 x 255mm (13½ x 10"). Woodcut trimmed on right, laid on album paper.
A woodcut with six panels illustrating scenes of the poisoning of King John by a monk of Swineshead Abbey (not Swinstead, an error also in Shakespeare's 'King John'). The story tells that John was a threat to the abbey. A Brother Simon went to Abbot William and was granted absolution before giving the king a cup poison obtained from a toad. Because John's taster was not available, Simon drank from the cup first but returned to his cell before dying. The king fell ill and died at Newark Castle. From John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, told as an illustration of the treachery of the Catholic church.
BM 1953,0411.74, a cutting of two panels of this print, ''a 16th-century edition''.
[Ref: 62318]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Jupiter, Junon et Mercure.
Jupiter, Junon et Mercure. Dessin de Dosso Dossi dse Ferrare. E. Museo Prauniano. N.º 35.
Mar. Cath. Prestel Sc. 1777.
[Nuremberg, c.1780.]
Aquatint with etching, Collectors Mark verso, printed in black and brown. 355 x 430mm (14 x 17"). Old ink mss. in margin lower left. Large margins left & right.
From 'Dessins des meilleurs peintres d'Italie, d'Allemagne et des Pays-Bas, du Cabinet de M. Paul de Praun à Nuremberg'.
[Ref: 62199]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mazeppa Pursued by Wolves.]
[Mazeppa Pursued by Wolves.]
J.S. [Sir James Stuart].
London, Published by Colnaghi, June 1821.
Lithograph on chine collé. 230 x 280mm (9 x 11"), on large original backing sheet. Slight cockling of chine collé.
An illustration to Lord Byron's poem 'Mazeppa', published in 1819. The poem tells the story of Ivan Stepanovych Mazeppa (1640-1709) who, having been found having an affair with his count's wife, is strapped naked to the back of a horse which rides through the wilds of Eastern Europe.
[Ref: 62174]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Il Latte.] Unsway'd by Fashion's dull unseemly jest [... ]
[Il Latte.] Unsway'd by Fashion's dull unseemly jest [... ] Vide Jerningham's Poem, Il Latte.
R. Westall R.A. inv. T. Cheesman, sculp. late Pupil to F. Bartolozzi R.A.
Published March 20, 1794, by J.F. Tomkins, New Bond Street, London.
Rare stipple. 385 x 290mm (15¼ x 11½"), with very large margins. Spotting and staining.
A very decorative oval scene of a mother breastfeeding.
[Ref: 62303]   £320.00  
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[Dutch drinking scene.]
[Dutch drinking scene.]
A. ostade [in plate, etched by David Deuchar.]
[n.d., c.1790.]
Etching. Sheet 205 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"). Trimmed within plate.
An interior drink scene. From Duchar's 'A Collection of Etchings after the Most Eminent Masters of the Dutch and Flemish Schools', which has plates dated from 1782-1803.
[Ref: 62365]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Prissonnier.
Le Prissonnier.
Dessiné à Paris par Lautherbourg en 1763. Gravé à Bâle par AL Romanet en 1765.
AParis chez Buldet rue de Gesvres au Grand Coeur. à Bâle Chez Chr.t de Meckel.
Scarce etching with engraving. Sheet 260 x 340mm (10¼ x 13½"). Trimmed within plate.
The interior of a prison cell with prisoner sitting in shackles, hands tied to a post, watched by three soldiers.
[Ref: 62117]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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The Death of Procris (vide Ovid).
The Death of Procris (vide Ovid). This plate from an Original Picture by Angelica Kauffman, is dedicated to Joshua Readshaw Esq.r by his much obliged & obedient Servant Thomas Fielding.
Angelica Kauffman R.A. Pinx.t. Tho.s Fielding (Pupil of the late W.Wynne Ryland) Sculp.t.
[London. Published Jan.y 1st 1784 for the Proprietor T.Fielding No.8 Wormwood Street, and W.Palmer No 150 Strand.]
Stipple. 370 x 315mm (14½ x 12¼"). Trimmed to plate top and bottom.
Cephalus accidentally kills his wife with an arrow.
[Ref: 62148]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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[Execution of William Howard, 1st Viscount Strafford] Supplice du Vicount de Stafford.
[Execution of William Howard, 1st Viscount Strafford] Supplice du Vicount de Stafford.
[n.d., c.1680.]
Etching. pt. 17th century watermark; Sheet 120 x 155mm (4¾ x 6"). Trimmed, mounted in album paper.
A scene depicting the execution of William Howard (1614-80), 1st Viscount Strafford, after being falsely implicated in ''Popish Plot'' by Titus Oates. His head is being held up for the crowd to see. The scene is taken from an engraving of the execution of Charles I; Strafford was executed on Tower Hill, not before Mansion house as here.
[Ref: 62304]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Siege of Namur by Captn. Shandy & Corporal Trim.
The Siege of Namur by Captn. Shandy & Corporal Trim. - What an honest triumph in my Uncle Toby's Eyes as he march'd to / the Ramparts with the Gazette in his hand & Trim with a pickax / ready to execute the Contents: what intense pleasure in his Eyes, / as he stood over the Corporal! Heaven! Earth! Sea!
H.W.Bunbury del. 1772 J.Bretherton f.
Publish'd as the Act directs 26. Jan. 1773. By J.Bretherton No.134 New Bond Street.
Etching. Sheet 396 x 270mm (15 ½ x 10½). Trimmed within plate.
One of series of illustrations from 'Tristam Shandy'.
BM Satire 5213.
[Ref: 62231]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Theseus Finding his Fathers Sword & Sandals (vide Plutarch).
Theseus Finding his Fathers Sword & Sandals (vide Plutarch). This plate from an Original Picture by Angelica Kauffman, is dedicated to Godfrey Thornton Esq.r by his much obliged & obedient Servant Thomas Fielding.
Angelica Kauffman R.A. Pinx.t. Tho.s Fielding (Pupil of the late W. Wynne Ryland) Sculp.t.
[London. Published Jan.y 1st 1784 for the Proprietor T.Fielding No.8 Wormwood Street, and W.Palmer No 150 Strand.]
Stipple. 370 x 310mm (14½ x 12¼"). Trimmed to plate at bottom. Small margins.
Theseus discovers the sandals and sword left by his father, Aegeus, enabling him to claim his birthright. A state with the publication line removed.
[Ref: 62147]   £290.00   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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[Tristram Shandy] The Damnation of Obadiah.
[Tristram Shandy] The Damnation of Obadiah. ''May all the Angels & Archangels, Principalities and / Powers, & all the Heavenly Armies, curse & damn him - / - him - Obadiah. (Our Armies swore terribly in Flanders / quoth my Uncle Toby, but nothing to this-'') - Vide Tris. Shandy Vol. 2d.
HWBunbury delin 1772. J.Bretherton f.
Publish'd as the Act directs 30th Jan. 1773. By J.Bretherton No.134 New Bond Street.
Etching. Sheet 273 x 410mm (10¾ x 16"). Trimmed within plate and laid on album paper.
Tristram Shandy stands smoking, with Doctor Slop sitting with a bleeding finger wrapped in a handkerchief. Uncle Toby points at a map of Flanders which hangs on the wall over Dr. Slop's head, recounting the Siege of Bergem Op Zoom to Corporal Trim. Obediah exits, stage left. A scene from 'The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman', by Laurence Sterne.
BM Satire 5214.
[Ref: 62227]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Tristram Shandy] The Battle of the Cataplasm.
[Tristram Shandy] The Battle of the Cataplasm. - "Susannah roving one way & looking another, set fire to Dr Slop's Wig, which being somewhat bushy & unctuous was as soon burnt as kindled / - You impudent Whore cried Slop (for what is pafsion but a wild Beast) / You impudent Hwore cried Slop getting upright with the Cataplasm in hs hand / - I never was the destruction of any body's nose said Susannah, which is more than you can say: / - Is it? cried Dr Slop, throwing the Cataplasm in her face / - Yes it is cried Susannah returning the Complement with what was lef in the pan" - Vide Tris. Shandy Vol. 4.
H.W.Bunbury delin. J.Bretherton f.
Published as the act directs 3d Feb 1773. By J.Bretherton No.134 New Bond Street.
Etching. Sheet 405 x 270mm (16 x 10¾") Trimmed within plate and laid on album paper.
One of series of illustrations to 'Tristam Shandy'.
BM Satire 5216.
[Ref: 62232]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Tristram Shandy.] The Overthrow of Dr. Slop.
[Tristram Shandy.] The Overthrow of Dr. Slop. ''When Obadiah & his Coach Horse turn'd the Corner rapid, furious, pop, full upon him - nothing I think in Nature can be supposed more terrible than such a rencounter. - Obadiah pull'd of his Cap twice to Dr. Slop, once when he was falling & again when he saw him seated'' - Vide Vol. 1st. Tristram Shandy".
H. Bunbury delin. J.Bretherton f.
Publish'd as the Act directs 3.d February By J.Bretherton, No. 134, New Bond Street.
Etching. Sheet 270 x 400mm (10½ x 15¾"). Trimmed within plate and laid on album paper.
The choleric physician Doctor Slop is thrown from his horse. A scene from 'The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman', by Laurence Sterne.
BM: 5215.
[Ref: 62230]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[A Roman soldier fighting one of Hannibal's elephants in an arena] Annibal in bello captos confligere cogit [...]
[A Roman soldier fighting one of Hannibal's elephants in an arena] Annibal in bello captos confligere cogit [...]
Joan. Stradanus invent. Car. de Mallory Sculp.
Phl's Galle excud. [Antwerp, 1577-c.1596].
Engraving. Sheet 195 x 260mm (7¾ x 10"). Trimmed to image on three sides, mounted on album paper at corners.
A soldier slices off the trunk of an elephant with his sword. The arena floor is filled with dead soldiers. From'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. This example has no plate number but has had the original 1577 date removed.
[Ref: 62441]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[A leopard caught and tamed by King Arsaces] Magnus Parthorum maculis Rex versicolorem / Venatu nactus Pantheram, ornare monuli...
[A leopard caught and tamed by King Arsaces] Magnus Parthorum maculis Rex versicolorem / Venatu nactus Pantheram, ornare monuli...
Joan. Stradanus invent. Joan. Collaert sculp.
Phl's Galle excud. [Antwerp, 1577-c.1596.]
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"),. Trimmed to plate, mounted on album paper at corners
A Parthian king petting the head of a leopard wearing collar and chain. A plate from '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. This example has no plate number but has the date 1577 removed.
[Ref: 62439]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Emperor Commodus killing a leopard] Pensilis è cavea Tigris rabiosa theatri...
[Emperor Commodus killing a leopard] Pensilis è cavea Tigris rabiosa theatri...
Joan. Stradanus invent.
Phl's Galle excud. [Antwerp, 1577-c.1596].
Engraving. 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"). Trimmed to plate, mounted on album paper at corners, stains.
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 177-180, then sole emperor until his death) often entered the arena: Dio records that he once killed a hundred lions in a single day. A plate from '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. This example has no plate number but has the original 1577 date removed.
[Ref: 62438]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Attilius Regulus fighting a giant African serpent] Attilius consul Romanus, Regulus, arcu [...]
[Attilius Regulus fighting a giant African serpent] Attilius consul Romanus, Regulus, arcu [...]
Joan. Stradanus invent. Car. de Mallory Sculp.
Phl's Galle excud. [Antwerp, 1577-c.1596].
Engraving. Sheet 200 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"). Trimmed to printed border, mounted on album paper at corners.
Roman troops surround a dragon, peppering it with arrows. From'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. This example has no plate number but has had the original 1577 date removed.
[Ref: 62440]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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