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Print shows a calendar illustration for the month of January, showing men with axes and handsaws cutting and gathering wood for fuel and other uses, others transporting wood on wagons; they are working among trees on the left, with a community in the background. Also shows young people playing on ice on the lower right, a group of women headed toward a church on the right, and a caravan of wagons departing in the middle distance. Includes the zodiac sign "Aquarius" at top right, and six lines of verse printed across the bottom.
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Signed on plate on lower right.
Includes portion of a watermark at top center.
Illus. from: Menses XII anni solaris. Illustr:mo et generos:mo Domino D. Ferdinando Hoffman Libero Baroni in Grunpuhel et Strechau Domino in Grevenstain et Ianowitz Supremo Hereditario Ducatus Styriæ Curiæ Magistro Supremo Archiducatus Austriæ Marsalco Sacratiss. Caes. et Regiæ Maiestatis Consiliario et Seniori Cameræ Aulicæ Præfecto etc: Sac. Cæs. Mai. Sculptor Egidius Sadeler dedicat. [Prag.] : [Marcus Sadeler], 1607.
Purchase; Hubbard Fund; 1949.
Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).





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