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A gang of hunters pretend to wash their eyes with a slimy substance, thus fooling the monkeys, who 'ape' them and blind themselves, allowing the hunters to move in. Line engraving by J. Collaert after J. van der Straet, c. 1610.

  • Straet, Jan van der, 1523-1605.
Date
c. 1610
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17504i
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view A gang of hunters pretend to wash their eyes with a slimy substance, thus fooling the monkeys, who 'ape' them and blind themselves, allowing the hunters to move in. Line engraving by J. Collaert after J. van der Straet, c. 1610.

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Credit: A gang of hunters pretend to wash their eyes with a slimy substance, thus fooling the monkeys, who 'ape' them and blind themselves, allowing the hunters to move in. Line engraving by J. Collaert after J. van der Straet, c. 1610. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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[Antwerp] : Philipp Galle, c. 1610.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; image 19.7 x 26 cm.

Lettering

Quo Venatores oculos lauêre catino,/ Pro lymphis indunt viscum: mox Simia visco/ Os oculosque lauat: capitur lento uncta liquore. / Incidit et caligata in idem quandoque periclum. Ioan. Stradanus invent. Ioan Collaert sculp. Phls. Galle excud.

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Bears numbers : 41

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 17504i

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  • Latin


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