Alanda, Campestris – Sepp & Nozeman (1797)



Description: Antique print titled ‘Alanda, Campestris’. This print depicts the Field-Lark (Dutch: veldleeuwerik). The field-lark (Alauda arvensis) is a small passerine bird species. It is a wide-spread species found across Europe and Asia with introduced populations in many other parts of the world. The genus name is from the Latin alauda, ‘lark’. Pliny thought the word was originally of Celtic origin. The specific arvensis is also Latin, and means ‘of the field’.


This print originates from ‘Nederlandsche Vogelen; volgens hunne huisdouding, aert, en eigenschappen beschreeven’, Amsterdam, 1770-1829 by C. Nozeman, M. Houttuyn and J.C. Sepp. This is the most important and first study in the Netherlands of ornithology at that time. The birds are depicted as they are in life, said to be depicted close to life sized and in their environment.


Original text page included.


Artists and engravers: This monumental work is associated with Christiaan Andreas Sepp, Jan Christiaan Sepp, Jan Sepp, Cornelis Nozeman, Martinus Houttuyn and Coenraad Jacob Temminck.



  • Date: 1797
  • Overall size: 36 x 53 cm.
  • Image size: 27.8 x 36.8 cm.
  • Condition: Very good. General age-related toning. Please study image carefully.
  • Purchase code: BG-05991-142
  • Price: 349,5 Euro / 415 USD / 5.950.000 IDR