Topsell, Edward (c. 1572-1625): 1658 Four-Footed Beasts ELK HORNS ANTLERS FOLIO WOODCUT

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Date of Printing: 1658 • Medium: Woodcut Print (hand colored) • Subject Category: Natural History - Mammals • Signed: Unsigned • Period Created: Baroque (1600 - 1699) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 22 x 16 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 32.5 x 20.5 • Style: FOLIO Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Printed Text on verso • Condition: Excellent • Edition Type: 1st Edition - Limited • Paper Type: Laid Paper • Framed: Unframed

1658 print of Moose horns/Elk horns, from Edward Topsell's "The History Four-Footed Beasts"; handcolored woodcut, folio leaf in exceptionally excellent condition
From the book 'The History of Four-Footed Beasts' Collected out of writings of Conrad Gesner and other authors. Topsell's work is remembered chiefly for its detailed and vigorous illustrations, including the famous image known as Dürer's Rhinoceros. The illustrations have been widely reproduced in many contexts, and Topsell's bestiary has been reprinted in various modern editions, usually in greatly reduced form.

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