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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

De warachtighe fabulen der dieren is a publication by Flemish author Edouard de Dene with engravings by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder from 1567. It is a mix of an emblem book and an account of Aesop's Fables.

Gheeraerts' plates were later used in Vondel's Vorstelijcke warande der dieren (1617).

In 1567 financierde Marcus Gerards ‘t boek De warachtighe fabulen der dieren. Je brocht ‘t boek uut in Brugge, by den drukker Pieter de Clerck. De fabelbundel was zowel e lees- of e kykboek met 106 fabels over bêestn. By iedere fabel stound er e koperets van Marcus Gerards en vo de tekst had ‘n zyn moat en ook e Bruggelink Eduard de Dene gekoozn, die in dien tyd êen van de belangrykste rederykers van Vloandern was.

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