Inscribed on the album page below the design, in brown ink, "Pecúniae obediúnt omnia (title) / ____ omnis enim res, / Virtús, fama, decús, divina húmanaqúe, púlchris / Divitiis parent, qúas qúi constrúxerit, ille / Clarús erit, fortis, jústus. Sapiens etiam, et Rex / Et qúidqúid volet, hoc velúti virtute paratúm / Speravit magnae laúdi fore" (For all things - worth repute, honor, things divine and human - are slaves to the beauty of wealth, and he who has made his 'pile' will be famous, brave, and just. 'And wise too?' Yes, wise, and a king and anything else that pleases. His riches, as though won by worth, would bring him, he hoped, great renown). The title is from Vulgate Ecclesiastes 10:19. The text is from Horace, "Satires", Book II, 3, lines 94-99.
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. 171.
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).