Description: Antique print titled ‘Chloris’. This print depicts the greenfinch (Dutch: Groenling). The European greenfinch, or just greenfinch (Chloris chloris), is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. This bird is widespread throughout Europe, north Africa and south west Asia. It is mainly resident, but some northernmost populations migrate further south. The greenfinch has also been introduced into both Australia and New Zealand. In Malta, it is considered a prestigious song bird, and it has been trapped for many years. It has been domesticated, and many Maltese people breed them.
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: 1770
- Overall size: 37 x 53 cm.
- Image size: 28 x 41.7 cm.
- Condition: Very good. General age-related toning. Please study image carefully.
- Purchase code : BG-05991-38
- Price : 504,5 Euro / 600 USD / 8.600.000 IDR