Original collotype prints on a vellin type paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 37.5 x 26 cm. The image size is ca. 31 x 22.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 14.8 x 10.2 inch. The image size is ca. 12.2 x 8.9 inch.
Plate 354: ‘Corvus frugilegus Linnaeus. De Roek.’ (Rook.) This original old antique print / plate originates from: ‘Ornithologia Neerlandica, de vogels van Nederland’ by E. D. van Oort, which was printed from 1922-35 The collotypes are after the M.A. Koekkoek. It was perhaps the finest ornithology book made in that period. Later the plates were licenced to H.F. Witherby, who partly re-used them in a smaller format in ‘The Handbook of British Birds’ (1938-1941).Artists and Engravers: Eduard Daniel van Oort (1876-1933) was a professional ornithologist in charge of the rich collections of the Rijksmuseum of Natural History in Leiden. He authored the ‘Ornithologia Neerlandica’ (1922-1935). After his death the 5th volume was completed by Gerrit Anton Brouwer.
Condition: Fine. General age related toning and occasional light staining from handling as visible on image.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-ROOK-CORVIDAE-BIRDS-VAN OORT