Engraving with original hand colouring, heightened with arabic gum. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 17 x 26,5 cm. The image size is ca. 12,5 x 21 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 6,7 x 10,4 inch. The image size is ca. 4,9 x 8,3 inch.
1. Hamster commun, 2. Gerboise alactaga, 3. Saccomyde anthophile, 4. Castor du Canada.’ (1. European Hamster, Black-bellied Hamster, Common Hamster, 2. Hopping mouse, Jerboa, a hopping desert rodent found throughout Asia and Northern Africa, 3. Mole, 4. North American Beaver, is the only species of beaver in the Americas, native to North America and introduced to South America.) This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: ‘Dictionnaire Classique des Sciences Naturelles …’ (Classic dictionary of natural sciences), by M. Drapiez. published in Brussels, 1853. This work elaborates on the work of Buffon, Daubenton, Lacepede, Cuvier, de Jussieu a.o. Artists and Engravers: Pierre Auguste Joseph Drapiez (1778-1856) was a Belgian naturalist. Engraved by Desmares.
Condition: Fine. General age related toning and occasional minimal light staining from handling as visible on image.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-HAMSTER-JERBOA-MOLE-BEAVER-DRAPIEZ