Anas Circia, Foemina – Sepp & Nozeman (1789)



Description: Antique print titled ‘Anas Circia, Foemina’. This print depicts a female Garganey duck with nest and eggs (Dutch: zomertaling). The garganey (Spatula querquedula) is a small dabbling duck. It breeds in much of Europe and western Asia, but is strictly migratory, with the entire population moving to southern Africa, India (in particular Santragachi), and Australasia in winter,[2] where large flocks can occur.


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: 1789
  • Overall size: 53 x 37 cm.
  • Image size: 36.5 x 26.8 cm.
  • Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Minor spots. Please study image carefully.
  • Purchase code : BG-05991-61
  • Price : 719,5 Euro / 852 USD / 12.300.000 IDR