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
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.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 67 etchings
Not On View
(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.
Gift of Mrs. Philip Hofer