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Monkey & Cat - A drawing of a gorilla in a field with a castle in the background

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Monkey & Cat - A drawing of a gorilla in a field with a castle in the background

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A view of the famous Schloss Johannisberg wine estate by Eckhard Löffler. First published accompanied by verses by Daniel Meisner in 1623 in the Thesaurus Philopoliticus (later known as the Sciographia Cosmica), this work is a fascinating combination of two popular genres - the Emblem Book and the Book of Town Plans. The motto, Alterius Damno Quaeris Lucrum, may be loosely translated as "Another is duped to benefit the greedy"

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