Engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 20.8 x 32.5 cm. The image size is ca. 14.5 x 17.6 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 8.2 x 12.8 inch. The image size is ca. 5.7 x 6.9 inch.
Antique print, titled: ‘Qui vit bien, voyage heureusement.’ – (‘Who lives well, travels happily’). Hunters with bow and arrow in a landscape. In the right background a ship arrives near a native hut. In front of that is a group of exotic figures gathered around a young boy standing beside a mother holding her child. From: ‘La Doctrine des Moeurs […]’ printed by Louys Sevestre for Pierre Daret, Paris, 1646. First edition. Author: Marin le Roy de Gomberville. Made by order of Mazarin for the instruction of the young Louis XIV. The plates are copies in reverse after Otto van Veen’s emblems in ‘Q. Horatii Flacci Emblemata.’ Ref: Brunet II 1658.Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘P. Daret’ after ‘Otto Vaenius’. Otto van Veen, also known by his Latinized name Otto Venius or Octavius Vaenius, (c.1556-1629) was a painter, draughtsman, and humanist active primarily in Antwerp and Brussels in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century.
Condition: Good, given age. A stain in the right margin and one in the lower margin. Lower left margin a little stained (binding glue). General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-LIVE WELL TRAVEL HAPPILY-HUNTERS-BOW AND ARROW-VAN VEEN-DARET