PCT-62772

Melongena - Dapper (c.1680)

  • Technic: Copperplate engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
  • Condition: Good, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1680
  • Overall size: 19.6 x 32.3 cm
  • Image size: 16 x 12.4 cm
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Description: Antique print, titled: 'Melongena.' - This original antique print shows the Eggplant (Solanum melongena), or aubergine.

Source unknown, to be determined.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Olfert Dapper' after an anonymous artist. 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.