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. 20.5 x 23.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 8.3 x 10.6 inch. The image size is ca. 8.1 x 9.3 inch.
Part Ornithology. Plate I of order Anseres, Divn. 2d. Water Birds, order 3rd. titled: Genus Anas (Swan). It shows: 1. A. Atrata (Black Swan), 2. A. Olot (Tame S.), 3. A. Cygnoides (Chinese Goose), 4. A. Gambensis (Spur-Winged G.). 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-SWAN-GOOSE-BLACK-TAME-REES