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Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Sadeler, E.
Place made: Czech Republic, Praha, Hlavní Mesto, Prague
Date made: 1602
Materials: ink; laid paper; mounting
Measurements: 12 1/2 in x 7 3/4 in
Uncolored engraving depicting six medals or seals, with caption text in Latin. Seal or medal at bottom left features a doubly spouting whale with stovepipe blowholes, from whose mouth tumble small fishes; the whale is mostly submerged in the sea, save for the head; in the background the sun rises or sets; text on seal reads "Assentatione morior" (By flattery I die). Page 97 of the book "Symbola varia Diversorum Principum Sacrossane. Ecclesiae Et Sacre Imperij Romani," by Jacobus Typotius (1602). With text in Latin on verso.