BG-05991-205

Vultur Percnopterus - Sepp & Nozeman (1829)

  • Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Some foxing along the edges. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1829
  • Overall size: 37 x 53 cm.
  • Image size: 23 x 36 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Vultur Percnopterus'. According to the title, this print should depict an Egyptian vulture. However, based on the characteristics, we believe it actually is a Gyps fulvus, Griffon Vulture or Eurasian Griffon Vulture.

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.