Description: Antique print titled ‘Rallus Aquaticus, Mas’. This print depicts a male water rail (Dutch: waterral). The water rail (Rallus aquaticus) is a bird of the rail family which breeds in well-vegetated wetlands across Europe, Asia and North Africa. Northern and eastern populations are migratory, but this species is a permanent resident in the warmer parts of its breeding range.
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: 28.3 x 33.8 cm.
- Condition: Very good. General age-related toning. Please study image carefully.
- Purchase code: BG-05991-137
- Price: 314,5 Euro / 372 USD / 5.350.000 IDR