15, Gladius piscis, Galeus piscis, Ananeus, Mugil.
Engraving on hand laid paper. Watermark: Watermark unclear showing star and moon below..
Sheet size: 23 x 16,3 cm. Image size: 18 x 11,8 cm.
Copy in reverse after ‘PISCIUM VIVAE ICONES. In aes incise et editae ab Adriano Collardo.’ Antwerp, after 1598. later ed. published between 1627 and 1677 by Galle family. Several copies were made of this series. This is a copy in reverse. Most of the ships in the background were made after a series of ten prints known as the Sailing Vessels, executed by Frans Huys after designs by Pieter Brueghel the Elder.
Made by an anonymous engraver after Adriaen Collaert.
Condition: Very good, given age. Wide margins. Vertical fold as issued. Some minor staining. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: FISH-SHELLS-ARCADIAN COASTAL LANDSCAPE-SHIPS