Inscribed on the album page below the design, in brown ink, "Varium pecúniae dominiúm (title) / Imperat aút servit collecta pecúnia cúique / Tortúm digna seqúi potiús qúam ducere fúnem" (Money stored up is for each his lord or his slave, but ought to follow, not lead the twisted rope). The text is from Horace, "Epistles", Book I, 10, lines 47-48.
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. 85, no. 169.
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).