Date of Printing: 1781 • Medium: Copper• Plate Engraving (hand colored)• Subject Category: Natural History - Birds • Signed: Unsigned Period • Created: Enlightenment (1700 - 1799) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 33.5 x 41 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 37 x 54 • Style: Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Excellent • Edition Type: 1st Edition - Limited• Paper Type: Laid Paper • Framed: Print only
This rare and striking large folio engraving is from Cornelius Nozeman’s Nederlandsche Vogelen. The work was published by Jan Christiaan & Jan Sepp between 1770 and 1829 in Amsterdam.Condition: Excellent.This print comes with its associative text page.
The work took nearly 60 years to complete with the combined effort of Nozemann and the engraver and artist, Christian Sepp. Dr. Martinus Houttuyn & C. J. Temminck helped complete Nederlandsche Vogelen after Nozeman & Sepp’s passing. It is considered one of the greatest ornithology works of all time and “The First Comprehensive Account of the Avifauna of Holland” (Anker). The work was a true master piece that took over 60 years to complete. The work is very scarce with one of the last complete sets selling for $92,000 at auction.