Scolopax Phaopus – Sepp & Nozeman (1809)



Description: Antique print titled ‘Scolopax Phaopus’. This print depicts the whimbrel (Dutch: regenwulp). The whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) is a wader in the large family Scolopacidae. It is one of the most widespread of the curlews, breeding across much of subarctic North America, Europe and Asia as far south as Scotland.


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: 1809
  • Overall size: 37 x 53 cm.
  • Image size: 32 x 28.8 cm.
  • Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Crease lower right corner (no tear). Please study image carefully.
  • Purchase code: BG-05991-159
  • Price: 374,5 Euro / 443 USD / 6.400.000 IDR