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Emblems Ancient and Modern (1699)

Devises et Emblemes Anciennes & Modernes, Tirees de Plus Celebres Auteurs; 1699; Kroniger & Göbel, Augspurg.

Beautiful 17th century book showing various emblems with mottos described in German, Latin, French and Italian, and the emblems themselves described only in German. Some highlights include a floating stone, a lion being suspended over an empty throne, another lion gazing into a mirror and a flying ball.

Here are a few choice examples, cut out and “cleaned”.

Housed at: Internet Archive | From: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Underlying Work: PD Worldwide | Digital Copy: No Additional Rights
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