Description: Antique print, titled: ‘Abidos in Asia’ – View of Abydos, an ancient town of Asia Minor on the Asian coast of the Hellespont (in modern-day Turkey).
Source unknown, to be determined.
Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘Olfert Dapper’ after an anonymous artist. Olfert Dapper (c. 1635 – 1689) was a Dutch physician and writer. He wrote books about history and geography, although he never travelled outside Holland. Until today, his book Description of Africa (1668) is a key text for Africanists.
- Date: 1677
- Technic: Engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid paper.
- Overall size: 15,1 x 12,7 inch
- Image size: 13,2 x 10,8 inch
- Condition: Good, given age. Some minor crinkles or creases. A few tiny spots. Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
- PartNumber: 58750
- Storage Location: BG-B6-27 Iscra
Description: Antique map titled 'Carte de l'Asie Mineure Ancienne (..)'. Map of Asia Minor, also called Anatolia or Turkish Anadolu. This map originates from 'Atlas universel de gĂ©ographie ancienne et moderne (..)' by Pierre M. Lapie and Alexandre E. Lapie.
Artists and Engravers:Â Pierre M.Â LapieÂ was a French cartographer and engraver. He was the father of cartographer Alexandre Emile Lapie.
- Date: 1842
- Overall size: 68 x 50.5 cm.
- Image size: 54.5 x 40 cm.
- Condition: Very good, general age-related toning. Original folding line, blank verso. Please study image carefully.
Description: Antique print titled 'Motacilla, Flava'. This print depicts the Western yellow wagtail with nest and eggs (Dutch: gele kwikstaart). The western yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava) is a small passerine in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes the pipits and longclaws. This species breeds in much of temperate Europe and Asia. It is resident in the milder parts of its range, such as western Europe, but northern and eastern populations migrate to Africa and south Asia.
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:Â This monumental work is associated with Christiaan Andreas Sepp, Jan Christiaan Sepp, Jan Sepp, Cornelis Nozeman, Martinus Houttuyn and Coenraad Jacob Temminck.
- Date: 1789
- Overall size: 37 x 53 cm.
- Image size: 27.8 x 41.6 cm.
- Condition: Very good. General age-related toning. Please study image carefully.
Description: Antique print titled 'Avis pugnax mas'. Old bird print of the male ruff birdÂ (Calidris pugnax), amedium-sizedÂ wading birdÂ that breeds inÂ marshesÂ and wetÂ meadowsÂ across northernÂ EurasiaÂ . This highlyÂ gregariousÂ sandpiperÂ isÂ migratoryÂ and sometimes forms huge flocks in its winter grounds, which include southern and western Europe, Africa, southern Asia and Australia. This print originates from 'The Natural History of Birds' by E. Albin. This is the rarest and most highly prized of Albinâ€™s works as it was hand coloured entirely by Albin and his daughter, Elizabeth. There were only 89 sets published.Â
Artists and Engravers: EleazarÂ Albin was a German professional painter who settled in England in 1707, where he married and raised a family, changing his name from Weiss to Albin. He illustrated works on insects and spiders, earning his living by making watercolors of the collections of wealthy patrons, including Sir Hans Sloane, whose collection founded the British Museum. His work on birds was done late in his life & was the first large English work on ornithology, hand-colored by Albin and his daughter Elizabeth & published initially in London from 1731-1738.
- Date: c.1738
- Overall size: 22 x 29 cm.
- Image size: 21 x 24 cm.
- Condition: Good, original/contemporary hand coloring. Minor foxing, general age-related toning. Blank verso, please study image carefully.