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Falco Peregrinus - Sepp & Nozeman (1829)

  • Condition: Good. Repaired tear at the bottom. Some small spots and general age-related toning. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1829
  • Overall size: 37 x 53 cm.
  • Image size: 33 x 44 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Falco Peregrinus'. This print depicts the Peregrine Falcon (Dutch: Slechtvalk). The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known as the peregrine, and historically as the duck hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey in the family Falconidae. A large, crow-sized falcon, it has a blue-grey back, barred white underparts, and a black head. As is typical of bird-eating raptors, peregrine falcons are sexually dimorphic, with females being considerably larger than males.

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.