Uccelliera overo discorso della natura, e proprieta di diversi uccelli

Etched by Antonio Tempesta (Italian, 1555–1630), Etched by Francesco Villamena (Italian, 1566–1624), After Vincenzo Leonardi (Italian, 17th century), Author Giovanni Pietro Olina (Italian, 1587–1645), Author Cassiano Dal Pozzo (Italian, 1588–1657), Printer Andrea Fei (Italian, 17th century)

Place of Publication: Rome, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet IV, 180; Bartsch, vol. 17, pp. 162-63; Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 36


Overall: 24.8 x 17.5 x 1.9 cm (9 3/4 x 6 7/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 67 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Rome: Andrea Fei, 1622) Octavo; 92 leaves; half mottled brown calf (gilt-stamped red label), decorated paper boards (rust cloth box).

Illustrations of different species of birds, with methods of trapping and hunting them, training birds to sing, etc.

Rome: Andrea Fei, 1622


Old ownership inscriptions and stamp on title, one of Bartolomeo Vagnucci, one other effaced, the monogram perhaps BV [Vagnucci?]; Frances (Mrs. Philip) Hofer, by whom given to MFA, April 12, 1945.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Philip Hofer