Dragons in a book dating from the 16th century

Dragons in a book dating from the 16th century
Dragons in a book dating from the 16th century
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A very interesting book, or rather engravings. The first half of this work is essentially a description of the techniques for catching and killing various game. All animals are drawn very carefully. There are various birds, snakes, wild boars, lions, tigers, elephants and dragons, satyrs, unicorns.

Moreover, all these creatures, which are now called "mythical" in this book do not stand out in any way, they are just one of the species of the animal world that are hunted in the same way as ducks or elephants …

There is also an illustration of the battle of the "pygmy" race with cranes.

I found this book in the Smithsonian Library. Section "Biodiversity Heritage Library".

A collection of engraved plates based mainly on illustrations by Jan van der Street and Martin van Heemskerk, taken from various named and unnamed works. Some plates have dates from 1556 to 1574. Language Latin

259 sheets of plates in different layers: 28 x 34 cm

Name engravers include: A. Collart, J. Collart, C. Halle, P. Halle, T. Halle, C. de Malleri, Harman Müller, Crispia de Paz, Tobias Verhacht and M. de Vos

A very rare collection of ancient engravings united by one subject.

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