original etching/engraving on a velin type watermarked paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 21 x 27 cm. The image size is ca. 19.5 x 23.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 8.3 x 10.6 inch. The image size is ca. 7.7 x 9.3 inch.
Part Ornithology. Plate VI of order Anseres, Divn. 2d. Water Birds, order 3d. titled: Genus Pelecanus (Pelecan), g. Plotus (Darter). It shows: 1. P. Erythrorynchos (Rough Billed Pelican), 2. P. Sula (Booby), 3. P. Aquilus (Frigate Pelican), 4. P. Punctatus (Spotted Shag), 5. P. Melanogaster (Black Bellied Darter). This original antique print originates from Rees’ ‘The Cyclopaedia. or, Universal Dictionary opf Arts, Sciences and Literature’. This important 19th-century encyclopedic work was published in serialized form from 1802 to 1820. The entire Cyclopaedia consisted of 39 volumes of text, 5 volumes of plates and an atlas.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by Milton after Sydenham Teast Edwards.
Condition: Very good, given age. General age-related toning and mild foxing. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-NATURAL HISTORY-BIRD-PELICAN-BOOBY-FRIGATE-DARTER-SHAG-REES