BG-05991-226

Emberiza Miliaria - Sepp & Nozeman (1829)

  • Condition: Good. Stain at the bottom. General age-related toning. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1829
  • Overall size: 37 x 53 cm.
  • Image size: 28 x 42 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Emberiza Miliaria'. This print depicts the corn bunting (Dutch: grauwe gors). The corn bunting (Emberiza calandra) is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a group now separated by most modern authors from the finches, Fringillidae. It is usually placed in the genus Emberiza, but some taxonomists place it in the monotypic genus Miliaria.

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.