Antique Print-PREHISTORIC ELEPHANTS-HOE TUSKER-MASTODON-Drapiez-1853

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‘1. DINOTHERIUM GIGANTEUM, MASTODON MAXIMUS.’ ‘

– (Hoe tusker, was a gigantic prehistoric relative of modern-day elephants that appeared in the Middle Miocene and continued until the Early Pleistocene, Mastodons existed from 20 million years ago to just 10000 years ago.)

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‘1. DINOTHERIUM GIGANTEUM, MASTODON MAXIMUS.’ ‘

(Hoe tusker, was a gigantic prehistoric relative of modern-day elephants that appeared in the Middle Miocene and continued until the Early Pleistocene, Mastodons existed from 20 million years ago to just 10000 years ago.)

Made by an anonymous engraver after Pierre Auguste Joseph Drapiez (1778-1856).

Engraving with original hand colouring, heightened with arabic gum on wove (vellin) paper.

Sheet size: 17 x 26.5 cm (6.69 x 10.43 inch).

Condition: good, given age. Foxing. . General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

PREHISTORIC ELEPHANTS-HOE TUSKER-MASTODON

(PCO) C138-23

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

This attractive original 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.

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Dimensions 26 × 17 × 1 cm

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