Copper engraving by Jan Collaert (ca. 1561-1620), after Joannes Stradanus (1523-1605), published by Philips Galle (1537-1612), ca. 1594 in: "Venationes Ferarum, auium, piscium pvgnae Bestiariorum". A series of prints about hunting. Depiction of natives killing dragons by luring the beasts onto a sheet with a spell written on it. The beasts immediately fall asleep and the hunters then decapitate them. In the background to the left, one of the dragons is attacking an elephant. The print is part of a series about hunting scenes. The print has a 4-line Latin caption by Cornelis Kiliaan (ca.1529-1607) and is numbered 46. Source: Rijksmuseum, 2015.
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