Alauda, Trivialis – Sepp & Nozeman (1797)


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Description: Antique print titled ‘Alauda, Trivialis’. This print depicts the tree pipit (Dutch: Pieper). The tree pipit (Anthus trivialis) is a small passerine bird which breeds across most of Europe and temperate western and central Asia. It is a long-distance migrant moving in winter to Africa and southern Asia. The scientific name is from Latin. Anthus is the name for a small bird of grasslands, and the specific trivialis means ‘common’, from trivium, ‘public street’.


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: 28 x 42 cm.
  • Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Some marginal stains. Please study image carefully.
  • Purchase code: BG-05991-110
  • Price: 419,5 Euro / 496 USD / 7.200.000 IDR