Auction 110, Lot 694

"[Lot of 4 - Horses]", Winter, George Simon

Subject: Horses

Period: 1672 (circa)

Publication: Tractatio nova de re equaria…

Color: Black & White

13.2 x 8 inches
33.5 x 20.3 cm

Four great engravings from this seminal publication on 17th-century equestrian dressage and horse rearing. Includes a superb plate of a mare and her newborn foal. Also known as Winter von Adlersflügel, George Simon Winter was a veterinarian and the director of several German stud farms including the Württemberg stud farms of Güterstein, Offenhausen and the main stud farm at Marbach in Suabia. He published a number of treatises on raising horses, equestrian art and veterinary medicine. Among them, the "New treatise on equestrian topics" appeared in German in 1672 and was translated into Latin, French, and Italian.


Condition: B

Very light water stain on each plate.

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $400

Closed on 3/2/2005