Engraving with original hand colouring, heightened with arabic gum. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 27.1 x 17.5 cm. The image size is ca. 21.2 x 13.2 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 10.7 x 6.9 inch. The image size is ca. 8.3 x 5.2 inch.
Hippopotamus capensis – Hippopotame du cap.’ (Hippo, a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa.) 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: Good. Ghosting from text on the opposite page. General age related toning and occasional minimal light staining from handling as visible on image.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-HIPPO-HIPPOPOTAMUS-AFRICA-DRAPIEZ