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in margin below image, in plate: Rerum AQVA principium, chaos, et fons est, et origo, / Frugibus unde vigor seminibusque venit. / Squamigeros homini pisces alimenta ministrat; / Et quo navigijs transeat, aptat iter. (Water is the origin, the chaos, the wellspring of things, Whence comes vigor to fruits and seeds. She furnishes scaly fish as nourishment to mankind; And anywhither the shipborne journey passes, she accommodates. [translation from Melion, Walter S. and James Clifton_Through a Glass Darkly: Allegory & Faith in Nethlerlandish Prints from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt._Atlanta: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, 2019, p.50.]) / Adrian. Collaert invent. sculp. et excud.

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The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (Collaert Dynasty, Ann Diels and Marjolein Leesberg, authors). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-,
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