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Abrah Golnitzl. Dantisc Ulysses Belgico-Gallicus

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Dusend, Cornelis Cl.
Place made: Netherlands, South Holland, Leiden
Date made: 1631
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 7 in x 3 in
Nomenclature: decorative
Classification: whales

Monochrome title page from a book (duodecimo) with elaborate decorations. Text reads, "ABRAH. GOLNITZL. Dantisc ULYSSES Belgico-Gallicus, fidus tibi dux et Achates, per Belgium Hispan. regnum Galliae, ducat. Sabavdiae Turinum usq., Pedemonti metropolin." Below this is an image of a small fire, and then the following text, "Cum Privilegio" and the artist attribution, then "LUGDUNI BATAV. Ex officina Elzeviriana. M D XXXI." The decorations feature, at left of the title, Hermes with his winged helmet and caduceus, and at right, a traveler in a wide-brimmed hat and with a staff, wearing typical Dutch clothing for the period. Above is an elaborate coat of arms, featuring two dolphins.