George Simon Winter – 17th Century Engraving of Bucephalus – Horse of Alexander the Great

From Tractatio nova de re equaria… “New treatise on equestrian topics”

This important text on equestrian dressage and horse rearing was published circa 1680.

Bucephalus – Plate 20

Bucephalus or Bucephalas (the name means Head of an Ox) was the horse of Alexander the Great, and one of the most famous horses of the ancient world.

George Simon Winter (1629-1701) – a member of the noble family Winter von Adlersflügel – was a horseman, veterinarian and the director of several German stud farms.

He published some of the most important early treatises on raising horses, equestrian art and veterinary medicine. Among them, were Bellerophon, the New treatise on equestrian topics.

Dimensions: Platemark measures 28 X 18 cm