"[Lot of 4 - Horses]", Winter, George Simon
Period: 1703 (circa)
Publication: Tractatio nova de re equaria…
Color: Black & White
13.3 x 8 inches
33.8 x 20.3 cm
Four great engravings from this seminal publication on 17th-century equestrian dressage and horse rearing. The lot includes four horses in various poses, including a rearing stallion (plate numbers 29, 30, 31 and 33). Also known as Winter von Adlersflugel, George Simon Winter was a veterinarian and the director of several German stud farms including the Wurttemberg stud farms of Guterstein, 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.
All plates have a faint damp stain at bottom left entering 3" into image, and minor foxing primarily confined to blank margins. Plate 29 has a small hole along neatline at bottom with a surrounding stain. Plate 33 has a small rust stain near horse's shoulder.