Stradanus, Johannes (= Jan van der Straet, Brugge 1523 – Florence 1605). Obruitur saxis Taxus laqueisque dolosis … The Variety of Hunting the Badger, the multitude of hunters and hounds. Engraving with etching by or for Philip Galle (1537 Antwerp 1612). (1578.) Inscribed: Io(hann)es Strada. inuen. / Phls Galle excud. 8⅜ × 11⅛ in (21.4 × 28.3 cm).

Stradanus, Badger Hunt

Nagler, Stradanus, XVII, 449; Wurzbach, Philip Galle, 27; Schwerdt II, 227; Catalogue Marchegg, 1978, 108 with ills. – Sheet 75 of the 2nd part of Venationes ferarum … of altogether 104 – later supposedly even more – sheets, worked after Stradanus by various engravers and published by Ph. Galle. The plates, however, had been used in other compilations, too. Thus here under the removal of the number. – Latin distich. – For the preparatory drawing in reverse see catalogue Jeanson 528 along with illustration. – With surrounding margin of 4-5 mm and mounted by old before previous binding on laid paper. The resulting centerfold almost perceptible in the white margin only.

Very fine impression still with plate dirt in the text margin of this

instructive  early  representation .

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