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 24 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 8.3 x 10.6 inch. The image size is ca. 7.7 x 9.4 inch.
Part Ornithology. Plate II Divn. 1st Land Birds, Order 2d. Picae titled: Genus Ramphastos (Toucan), g. Buceros (Hornbill), g. Buphaga (Beef Eater), g. Crotophagi (Ani Bird), g. Glaucopis (Wattle Bird). It shows: 1. R. Piscivorus, 2. R. Aracani, 3. B. Rhinoceros, 4. B. Africana, 5. C. Major, 6. C. Cinereus. 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 T. 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-TOUCAN-BEEF EATER-HORNBILL-WATTLE-REES