Antique Print-CARIBOU-REINDEER-Schmuzer-Bertuch-1790



Vierf Thiere VI Animale Quadrup VI Quadruped VI – This print shows three animals: Caribou or Reindeer. One is white. They live in Scandinavia, Greenland en the north of Russia, Alaska and Canada.

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‘Vierf Thiere VI Animale Quadrup VI Quadruped VI’

Copper engraving, handcoloured on hand laid, verg? paper.
Sheet size: 20 x 26,5 cm. (7,9 x 10,4 inch). Image size: 17,5 x 22,5 cm. (6,9 x 8,9 inch).

This print was published in Friedrich Justin Bertuch’s (1747-1822) Picture book for children (Bilderbuch f?r Kinder) (vol. 1, plate 8), which was published in Weimar between 1790 and 1830 in 12 volumes. The work contains 1185 colored plates, with a total of about 6000 individual engravings, which were mainly made by teachers, students and graduates of the Princely Free Drawing School in Weimar.

Made by ‘Jacob Xaver Schmuzer’ after ‘various sources’. Jacob Xaver Schmuzer (1713-1775) was a German copper engraver particularly noted for his illustrating “Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte” (‘Discourse on Natural History’), the monumental multi-volume work of the Bavarian clergyman and naturalist from Augsburg, Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm (1758-1822).

Condition: good, given age. Stains in the corner where the pages has been turned over, lower left corner small crease, smudges, brownish edges. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



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Dimensions 26 × 20 × 1 cm


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