Bertuch, Friedrich Justin (1747-1822), publisher: Various Marsupials, Mice, Rat, etc.

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Date of Printing:       1799   • Medium:      Copper• Plate Engraving (hand colored)• Subject Category:  Natural History - Mammals• Signed:         • Plate signed, Lower Right            Period • Created:     Enlightenment (1700 - 1799)         • Plate Size HxWxD cm:     23 x 18        • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm:           24.3 x 20.5    • Style:           Original Vintage       • Print on Verso:      Blank on verso         • Condition:      Good  • Edition Type:          Limited Edition          • Paper Type:            Laid Paper, Watermarked  • Framed:       Unframed

Original engraving from Friedrich Justin Bertuch's "Bilderbuch für Kinder", published in 1799. Accompanied by its associative text page.

Friedrich Johann Justin Bertuch (30 September 1747 – 3 April 1822) was a German publisher and patron of the arts. He co-founded the Fürstliche freie Zeichenschule Weimar with the painter Georg Melchior Kraus in 1776. He was the father of the writer and journalist Karl Bertuch. Between 1790 and 1830 Betruch printed the Bilderbuch für Kinder appeared in 12 volumes. An educational work, it appeared in monthly instalments and aimed to "spread the knowledge of the epochs out before children" with 1185 pages and 6000 illustrations.

Condition: please see photo for slight spotting.