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. 18.5 x 23.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 8.3 x 10.6 inch. The image size is ca. 7.3 x 9.3 inch.
Part Quadrupeds. Unnumbered plate titled: Order Belluae, genus Hippopotamus, genus Tapir. It shows: 1. Hippopotamus Amphibius (Hippopotamus), 2. Tapir Americanus (Tapir). 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 J. Scott 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-HIPPOPOTAMUS-TAPIR-BELLUAE-REES