Description: Antique print titled ‘Noctua Minor Aucuparia’. This print depicts the little owl (Dutch: steenuil). The little owl (Athene noctua) is a bird that inhabits much of the temperate and warmer parts of Europe, Asia east to Korea, and north Africa. It was introduced into Britain at the end of the nineteenth century and into the South Island of New Zealand in the early twentieth century.
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: 27.8 x 41.4 cm.
- Condition: Very good. General age-related toning. Please study image carefully.
- Purchase code : BG-05991-36
- Price : 602,5 Euro / 715 USD / 10.300.000 IDR