The brightest corner

Tweeted by Elisa.  This image is a bookplate containing the text ‘Angulus ridet!’ (Horat. od. II.6) Ex libris Jean de Sauteval, in apparent reference to this verse from Horace:

Ille terrarum mihi praeter omnis
angulus ridet, ubi non Hymetto
mella decedunt viridique certat
baca Venafro,

Which Poetry in Translation renders as:

That corner of earth is the brightest to me,
where the honey gives nothing away to that
of Hymettus, and its olives compete with
green Venafrum: