Auction 120, Lot 801

"[Lot of 3 - Horses]", Winter, George Simon

Subject: Horsemanship

Period: 1672 (circa)

Publication: Tractatio nova de re equaria…

Color: Black & White

10.5 x 6.4 inches
26.7 x 16.3 cm

Three great engravings from this seminal publication on 17th-century equestrian dressage and horse rearing. Includes a superb plate of a horse training in dressage. 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. Sizes vary slightly.


Condition: B+

A few spots of foxing, still good with nice impressions on sturdy paper.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 7/18/2007