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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