Aldo215Beautiful 17th Century Woodblock prints of birds of prey from Ulysses Aldrovandi’s Ornithologia published around 1640.  page 215

Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605) was truly a renaissance man and one of the greatest authorities on natural history of his day. He is also famous for having assembled in Bologna one of the most extensive cabinets of curiosities in Europe.  Between 1590 and 1605 he collected and described the material he owned. The work from which these pages come – Ornithologia – was first published around 1603, shortly before Aldrovandi’s death. We believe these are from an edition around 1640.

Dimensions: 14 X 9.5 inches (Around 36 X 24 inches)

Condition: Excellent. Later coloring.

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