Huck wrote:.... well, the quality is better in the original source.
Yes indeed. I've been looking though the emblem books on that last link of yours - interesting how many of the images have been copied from earlier sources. And sometimes an emblem that seems to derive from an earlier source is given a different meaning. I didn't bookmark it, so can't give links, but I'm thinking of the dolphin winding around the anchor which is used to illustrate festina lente -make haste slowly (like the sucker fish and arrow in - is it Alciato?) and something else entirely.
But I'm straying from the thread topic...