Old Master Engravings of Animals by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder
Exceptionally rare 16th century series of engravings of animals -both fantastic and real by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder published by Euerardus Hoefwinckel in 1583.
The three separate three engravings have been permanently mounted sometime in the past on a single sheet of old paper.
These images are from: Animalium quadrupedum omnis generis verae et artificiosissimae delineationes
(Depictions of Four footed animals of all types both real and imaginary)
Condition: Permamently mounted on another sheet of paper. Several small missing areas, and spotting and as shown. Strong impressions which are remarkably clear and crisp given their age.
Dimensions: Each smalll engraving measures appox 22 x 10 cm
References: The Rijksmuseum has a series of these engravings in its collection