Oblong 8vo [260 x 113 mm] with 1 frontispiece and 47 plates. Restoration in the white margin of plates 46 and 47.
Quarter-vellum, ex libris Sir Thomas North Dik Lauder of Grange and Fountain Hall Brt. 1822 on the front cover, flat spine. Case. Binding from the beginning of the 19th century.
First edition, second Issue.
Cat. Schwerdt, I, 76; Sage, A catalogue of the coll. of books on angling…, p. 38.
One of the most beautiful collections of engravings from the sixteenth century dedicated to hunting and fishing, illustrated with a frontispiece inserted in a frame animated with scenes of hunting and fishing and 47 copper engravings (212 x 82 mm ) illustrating the art of hunting, falconry and fishing.
« Very rare. To compose this magnificent series of figures, J. Bol was undoubtedly inspired by Stradanus’ prints whose first edition of ‘Venationes’ was published in 1578».
J. Thiebaud, Bibliographie des ouvrages français sur la chasse, 110.
First edition, second issue, according to Schwerdt, I, 76, with the plates numbered. Second edition according to Thiébaud, 110.
Philippe Galle, a draftsman and a chisel engraver, became a member of the Guild of Antwerp in 1570 and a citizen of the same city in 1571. An eminent member of the Dutch School, he mainly engraved works by Brueghel.
His talent applied to hunt, falconry and fishing excels in this series of engravings, one of the most famous of the 16th century.