Antique Print-BIRD OF PARADISE-TANAGER-PLATE XXXIV-Houttuyn-Philips-1774



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Engraving / etching on a verge type of hand laid paper. on paper.

Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 31.5 x 21 cm. The image size is ca. 27 x 17 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 12.4 x 8.3 inch. The image size is ca. 10.6 x 6.7 inch.

Plate XXXIV: This plate shows various bird species. bird of paradise, tanager etc. This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: ‘Natuurlyke Historie of Uitvoerige Beschryving der Dieren, Planten en Mineraalen…’ by F. Houttuyn and J. van der Burgh, published in Amsterdam 1761-1785. (Translation: Natural history or extensive desription of animals, plants and minerals …) This is essentially a Dutch version of ‘Linnaeus Systema Naturae’, enlarged, amended and with plates.Artists and Engravers: Author: Maarten Houttuyn (1720-1798) was a Dutch physician in Amsterdam. Carl or Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778) (also known as Carl von Linne after his ennoblement) was a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist. He is considered the father of modern Taxonomy and ecology. The engravers of the plates are J.C. Philips and G. Philips.

Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Original folds. Please study scan carefully.


(PCO) C33-42

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