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Antique Print-WATER RAIL-RALLUS AQUATICUS-Nozeman-Sepp-1770
1770. Copperplate engraving/etching with contemporary hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper. on paper. Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 37.3 x 54.5 cm. The image size is ca. 28.4 x 33.8 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 14.7 x 21.5 inch. The image size is ca. 11.2 x 13.3 inch.Antique print, titled: ''Rallus aquaticus'' - Set of two prints. These scarce original antique bird prints show the water rail (Rallus aquaticus), male and female. This antique print originates from: "Nederlandsche Vogelen", (English: Dutch birds) a five volume Dutch natural history compendium by Cornelius Nozeman and Christiaan Sepp, published in Amsterdam from 1770. It was published in instalments and was finished in 1829. It was the first comprehensive avifauna of the Netherlands (which temporarily included Belgium during 1815 - 1830). At this point we still carry most of the plates from this famous and exceedingly rare work, which ranks among Audubon and Barraband as the most beautiful bird prints ever created. Most birds are engraved close to life-size. Each plate comes with the corresponding original text page(s). Please inquire if you are looking for a specific species not exhibited in our ebay shop or website. Ref: Anker 369. Fine Bird Books, p.98. Nissen IVB 684. Wood, p.496. Zimmer, p.469.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Sepp' after 'Nozeman'. This monumental work was written by Cornelius Nozeman, and after his death by Martinus Houttuyn. The last volume was finished by Jan Sepp, with advice from Coenraad Jacob Temminck. The coloured engravings were made by Christiaan Sepp, Jan … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Pictura Prints, Art & Books [Overasselt, Netherlands]
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