Etching and engraving on a vellin type paper. Original hand colouring. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 31 x 23.5 cm. The image size is ca. 23 x 20 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 12.2 x 9.3 inch. The image size is ca. 9.1 x 7.9 inch.
Plate VI: ‘Saugethiere. (Mammals) 16. Der Tapir (Tapir) 17. Das arktische Wallross (Arctic Walrus) This rare attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: ‘Kupfer-Sammlung besonders zu F. P. Wilmsens Handbuch der Naturgeschichte fï¿½r die Jugend und ihre Lehrer, aber auch zu jedem anderen Lehrbuche der Naturgeschichte brauchbar.’, (translation: Copper plate collection in particular for F.P. Wilmsens manual of natural history for the youth and their teachers, but also suitable for any other tutorial on natural history.) With an Introduction by Dr. H. Lichtenstein and Dr. F. Klug, directors of zoological museums, etc., etc. In fifty pages… Published by Carl Friedrich Amelang, Berlin, 1821. These plates were designed to accompany 3 volumes of text. Scarse!Artists and Engravers: Friedrich Philipp Wilmsen (Magdeburg 1770-1831 Berlin) was a German reformed theologian and educator. The plates were designed after nature by Bressing, Ludwig Meyer, Muller and Weber, and engraved by Bressing, Guimpel, Meno haas, Friedrich Wilhelm Meyer, Ludwig Meyer, Tissot and Wachsmann. This plate by Meyer Senior after Muller.
Condition: Fine. General age related toning and light staining. This plate with thumbing, particularly in lower margins. Tear at the bottom extending into image, restored. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: RARE ANTIQUE PRINT-TAPIR-ARCTIC WALRUS-WILMSEN