De deis gentium imagines aliquot iconicae aeneis tabulis per Philipp. Galleum exaratae; et variis distichis ab Hug. Favolio illustratae
Antwerp, [Philips Galle], 1581
A model book intended for the instruction of young artists and artisans, consisting of twenty-nine engravings of ancient gods, each depicted in the nude, in diverse and complicated postures, as if to instruct the viewer on the anatomy of the body; a few lines of Latin verse by the Flemish humanist-physician Hugo Favolius (1523-1585) explicate each image. Its widespread use by craftsmen is attested by copies carved in wooden panels of four pieces of contemporary French furniture.