Inscribed on the album page below the design, in brown ink, "Amant alterna Camoenae (title) / Misce stúltitiam consilis brevem / Dulce est desipere in loco" (Mingle, while thou mayst, brief folly with thy wisdom. 'Tis sweet at the fitting time to cast serious thoughts aside). The title is from Virgil, "Eclogues", Book III, line 59. The text is from Horace, "Odes", Book IV, 12, lines 27-28.
Netherlandish drawings of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and Flemish drawings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library / Felice Stampfle ; with the assistance of Ruth S. Kraemer and Jane Shoaf Turner. New York : The Library, 1991, p. 77, no. 142.
Watermark: since the drawings are laid down, no watermarks, if any, are visible, even with fiber-optic light.
Engraved in reverse, 1607.
Also see records on Van Veen Album (III, 146-157).