Anas Clypeata, Mas – Sepp & Nozeman (1797)



Description: Antique print titled ‘Anas Clypeata, Mas’. This print depicts a male Northern Shoveler (Dutch: Slobeend). The northern shoveler, known simply in Britain as the shoveler, is a common and widespread duck. It breeds in northern areas of Europe and Asia and across most of North America, wintering in southern Europe, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and Central, and northern South America. It is a rare vagrant to Australia. In North America, it breeds along the southern edge of Hudson Bay and west of this body of water, and as far south as the Great Lakes west to Colorado, Nevada, and Oregon.


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: 33.5 x 39.3 cm.
  • Condition: Very good. General age-related toning and some minor spots. Please study image carefully.
  • Purchase code: BG-05991-133
  • Price: 714,5 Euro / 845 USD / 12.200.000 IDR