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Recto: A horseman killing a stag, preliminary design for The Deer Hunt of Emperor Frederick Barbarosa and Ubaldo Ubaldini; Verso: Two galleys at sea, design for "Orbis Longitudines" (Discovery of the Establishment of the Longitudes), pl. 16 from the Nova Reperta series

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Horizontal rectangle. Verso: A man holds the horns of a stag, into whom a horseman thrusts his sword. Part of the pose of the walking man shows a correction. Recto: the galleys are shown obliquely from the stern. A contrary wind is blowing the sails. Written in the upper left corner, vertically: "il (?) paruga/guardaroba dal/Cardinale di Medici."

Recto: A Roman Soldier Fighting one of Hannibal's Elephants; Verso: inscription relating to Pliny the Elder's Natural History, Book 8, ch.7

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A group of fighting Romans is in the left foreground; three standing see a lying one. At right is the battle of the elephant with the soldier. A trunk is roughly outlined below. In the left background is a box in which Hannibal is seated surrounded by standing persons. In the right background are fighting soldiers at the beginning of a street.

Recto: "Horologia Ferrea," (Invention of Clockwork), preliminary design for plate 10 of the Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times) print series; Verso: Last Supper

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Recto: Two workmen sit behind a desk in the right foreground. A man at left works at a great clock watched by another. Two men work beside the fire in the right background. Three clocks hang at the left wall and a workman is busy with one of them. Verso: Last Supper, loosely worked, the space framed by a large arch.

Recto, right: Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Recto, left: Salome given the head of St. John the Baptist by the executioner, design for pl.10 in the Life of St. John the Baptist Verso: The Body of Alfonso Piccolomini (1551 - 1591), Sienese Outlaw Hung in Florence March 16, 1591

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Horizontal rectangle. Verso, left: Interior of banquet hall of King Herod. In the foreground the executioner places the head of St. John on a charger held by Salome, the headless body at their feet. Right: Banquet scene, with Salome carrying the head of St. John on a charger in the prison, scene of execution, upper right. Recto: Full-length figure of a hanging man and detail of upper section of figure. Inscription below: "A di 16 di Marzo 1591 Mon S[.]or Alfonse."

Recto, left: The Mocking of Christ; Recto, right: Christ washing the Feet of the Apostles ; Verso: Execution of of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots in 1587

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Verso: The Queen lies on her back, her neck resting on an execution block. A man binds her. The executioner raises an axe. Two men stand upon the scaffold, others kneel at left, beside it. Two women kneel beside the Queen, forming an oblong. Two persons at left and at right. The scaffold has been erected in a court. Recto, left: An arch is in the background. At right St. Peter in reflective pose. The room is lighted by a large candle. Recto, right: Christ washes the feet of the apostles (John 13:1-20)

Recto, left: Annunciation; right: Birth of the Virgin

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. A) Interior, with the Virgin seated in the foreground, left, facing right. The angel appears, right. B) Interior of bed-chamber, the bed of St. Elizabeth in background, left. The servants wash the infant, in foreground.

Recto, above: Preliminary Design for Title Page to Vermis Sericus("The Introduction of the Silkworm") print series; Recto, below: Preliminary Design for pl. 3 (The Incubation of Silkworm Eggs); Verso, above: Incomplete Preliminary Design for Title Page to Vermis Sericus; Verso, below: Hunting Quail and Rabbits using Nets, Preliminary Design for the Venationes Print Series

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Recto, above: Title page design with "VERMIS SERICUS" inscribed on a cloth hanging at center from a mulberry tree. At four corners, in oval medallions, representations of different phases of the metamorphosis of the silkworm. All enclosed within an ornamental frame. Recto, below: Women preform the incubation of silkworm eggs in an interior. At left and center, they spread the eggs on to pieces of cloth that will be wraped and placed into baskets, visible on the tables. Verso, above: incomplete design related to Vermis Sericus design on recto, left blank at right. Verso, below: men on horseback, accompanied by dogs, stretch nets between them to capture quail.

Recto, above: Melchizedek bringing bread and wine to Abraham (Genesis 14:18-20); Recto, below: Unicorn hunt in India Verso, above: Sacrifice of the Pascal Lamb (Exodus 12:11-12); Verso, below: Medici Coat of Arms

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Vertical rectangle. Obverse: top - Scene from Genesis XIV: "And Melchizedek King of Salem brought fourth bread and wine..." King stands at left accompanied by servants carrying bread and wine. Abram and his brethren kneel before him, right. Inscription: "Genesis Capito 14" above. Inscription: "Melchisede Re di Pacce" below framing line. Bottom: Savaged (unicorn?) bulls attacking hunters armed with bows and arrows. Reverse, top: Exodus XII. Figures grouped around table on which the Passover lamb is placed. Inscription below. Bottom: Escutcheon.

Recto, above: Elephants Hunted by Troglodytes [Cavemen], from Pliny's Natural History, Book 8, ch. 8; below: The King of Persia hunting on an Island. Verso: Fight between Elephants and Snakes, from Pliny's Natural HIstory, Book 8, ch. 11-12

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
At top, elephants being attacked by small men equipped with hatchets. In the background, sections of the elephant meat are carried off as the fallen animal is cut up. (Pliny the Elder, Natural History, VIII,8). At bottom, the Persian king and his men hunt by trapping animals on an island. Verso: Elephants attacked by serpents, in foreground. (Pliny the Elder, Natural History VIII, 11-12)

Recto, above: Diana and Actaeon; Recto, below: Boar hunt; Verso, above: studies of two male heads; Verso, below: Meeting of Anna and Joachim at the Golden Gate, The circumcision of the Christ-child

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Recto, above: Diana and four of her maidens, bathing in a pool. are surprised by the appearance of Actaeon on the scene. Diana has dashed water into Actaeon's face, and his head has already changed into that of a stag. Bottom: Huntsmen on horseback, with dogs, hunting wild boars. Reverse: Visitation, Circumcision, two heads.

Recto, above: David receives the holy bread and sword of Goliath; Below: Dragon Hunt in India; Verso: Jonathan eats honey on the day of fasting; Below: Inscription

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recto: two scenes. Above: under an architectural canopy, David receives the holy bread and sword of Goliath from the priest Ahimelech. Below: Dragon Hunt.Verso: Above: Jonathan eats honey on the day of fasting; Below: four lines of inscription.

Recto, above: Crane hunt using cones; Below, left: Jacob, half figure; lion with a blindfold over his head; map of a fortifications; Below right: Fox Hunt. Verso, above left: Starling Hunt; below left: Lion hunt with torches and nets; right: half figures of St. Joseph, Abraham and Isaac, and an unknown figure; inscription.

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Recto, top: Fowlers trapping cranes by means of bait placed in paper cones which are set into the ground. Fowlers are at left, behind a tree. Below, left: bust-length figure, inscribed above "Jacob"; right, hunters and dogs trapping a small animal in a tree. Recto: horizontally: upper left - Fowlers using birds as bait to trap other birds. Fowlers at left behind trees; lower left: Hunters driving lions into nets, rising flaming torches, right - three bust-length figures from Old Testament.

Recto, above: Collecting Bitumen, from Pliny's Natural History, Book 35, ch 51; Recto, below: Catching Night Moths. Verso, above: Buffalo Hunt; Verso, below: Fishing for Coral in Sicily, from Pliny the Elder's Natural History

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Recto: upper section: Group of men in two small open boats, in foreground. A galleon in background, left. Inscription below. Lower section: In an open area, a furnace with steam rising from a funnel above it. Figures in foreground. Verso: upper section: Hunting scene. Men on horseback attacking bulls. Lower section: Men in small boats approaching rocky shore. Figures at lower right.

Recto, above, Standing Indian figure,Oyster Shells. Recto, below: Elephants Helping Each Other Out of a Trap, from Pliny's Natural History, Book 8, ch. 8; Verso, above: Using Fire to kill Watersnakes in India; Verso, below: Snake and annotations

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Vertical rectangle. Top: Figure in armor and oyster shells; six lines of handwriting, inscription. Bottom: Elephant carrying logs. Reverse, top: Burning of snakes. Bottom: Account notations.

Recto, above left: Passage regarding the Woman of the Apocalypse, from the Book of Revelation; Recto, above right: Woman of the Apocalyse; Recto, below left: Frontispiece to print series of the Life of the Virgin; Recto, below right: Coronation of the Virigin; Verso, left: A Buffet; Verso, right: Saint George and the Dragon

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Recto: Four sections upper left. Thirteen lines of handwritten inscription; upper right: A woman with wings stands on a crescent moon, her child rising above her head. At left: The many-headed dragon. Lower left: Coronation of the Virgin. Lower right: frontise. Verso: Two sections: An open cupboard with objects in it; Figure in armor on rearing horse.

Recto, above left: Deer attacked by a Lynx; above right: Cloelia and her Companions escape Porsena's Camp; below right: Women Hunting; below left: Deer Hunt, with a Stag hiding its Scent. Verso: Two Busts of Women in Architectural Settings, preliminary designs for the Seven Virtues print series

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Recto, upper left: Forest scene, with stags feeding. A lynx is in the act of jumping from a tree to the back of one of the stags. Inscription in Dutch below framing line, lower left. A stag places his front hooves on the back of a bull. Huntsmen and dogs move in at right. Figures escape across a stream towards an encampment, lower right. Inscription above: "La fuga di..." Lower right: Figures on foot, and on horseback move toward left. Reverse: Two heads in oval frames, with decorative borders. Related to Venationes prints 30 and 35 (left side). Two pages pasted together. Uneven edges, bottom, right, upper right.

Recto, above and below left, and Verso, below left: Three studies for Theagenes taming the Bull in Ethiopia; Recto, above and below right: A Dragon Hunt in India;Verso, above right: Birth of the Virgin (preparatory for an altarpiece at San Piero, Careggi (Florence); Verso, below left: A Pilgrim before an Altar to Mercury; Verso, above left: inscription bearing the address of the Sadeler brothers in Venice

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Recto: Above left: Theagenes taming the Bull in Ethiopia; Above right: Dragon Hunt in India; Below right: Dragon Hunt in India; Below left: Theagenes taming the Bull in Ethiopia. Verso: Above left: Inscription; Above right: Birth of the Virgin; Below right: Theagenes taming the Bull in Ethiopia; Below left: Pilgrim before an altar to Mercury, patron of travellers.

Recto, Above left: Wooded landscape with Elijah awakened and nourished by an angel on Mount Horeb (1 Kings 19:5-6); Above right: The banquet of King Ahasuerus (Esther 1: 1-6)' Below right: Christ surrounded by angles with the Arma Christi; Below left: Annunciation. Verso, above left: Parable of the royal wedding feast (Matthew 22:1-14); Above right: David receives the holy bread; Below right: St. Anthony of Padua and two monks; Below left: inscription related to John 6:48-60

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Verso, upper left: Christ in Wilderness. Angel, right, ministering to Him. Upper right: Feast, inscription above: Agneso; inscription, one line, below; lower left: Annunciation; half-length figures: angel, left; Madonna, right. Five lines of inscription above; lower right: title page with Christ in blaze of Glory, center. Recto, upper left: Parable of marriage of King's son (Mat. XXII, 13). Servants bind man, right. King and guests watch. Inscription below. High Priest conducts ceremony under a portico; lower right, vertically, three monks.

Rabbit hunt

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Horizontal rectangle. The dogs hunt and trap the rabbits, left, brining their kill tot he horsemen behind the tree, at right. On a rock, left center: "Ioan. Stradanus invent. / Theodorus Galle Sculp." At lower right: "Phls. Galle excud." Below: "CALLIDUS EFFOSSIS LATITARE CUNICLULUS..."

Rabbit hunt

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Horizontal rectangle. Hunters using captive leopards to capture rabbits. Horseman, left, has leopard seated on box behind him, other hunters on horseback, in background, right. Near lower left: "Ioan. Stradanus invent." Near lower right, on a rock: "Ioan. Collaert Sculp. / Phls. Galle excud." Below: "NON LEPORES CANIBUS..."

Print boeck

Smithsonian Libraries
Binder's title. DSI

A collection of engraved plates based primarily on illustrations by Jan van der Straet and Martin van Heemskerk, taken from various named and unnamed works.

Some plates have dates, ranging from 1556 through 1574.

Each engraving is accompanied by a brief descriptive verse.

Named engravers include: A. Collaert, J. Collaert, C. Galle, P. Galle, T. Galle, C. de Mallery, Harman Muller, Crispia de Pas, Tobias Verhaecht, and M. de Vos.

Also available online.

Bookplate: Burndy Library ... gift of Bern Dibner.

Bookplate: Ex libris Hale of Alderley, Glos.

Printed bookseller's description on front paste-down.

Bound in old full calf; gilt-stamped spine.

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