Mythical beasts creatures European exploration 1673 old antique print
Mythical beasts creatures European exploration 1673 old antique print Mythical beasts creatures European exploration 1673 old antique print
$ 44.00

Des III Buchs 4 Hauptstut

(Mythical creatures)


Issued Amsterdam, 1673.

Charming late 17th century engraved print. Note the almost human head on the ape as well as a curious crawling animal with human face at left.

The image has a near folk-art feel, a style of  image quite unique to this time in history. Utterly unlike anything produced today and of modern aesthetic appeal for this very reason.

Mostly clean & well preserved example, trivial blank margin corner staining & edge toning which visually testifies to the age and patina.

Text on reverse, as issued.

Sheet measures c. 7 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Printed area measures c. 7" x 6"

[R11628]