BG-05991-230

Tringa Maritima - Sepp & Nozeman (1829)

  • Condition: Very good. General age-related toning. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1829
  • Overall size: 53 x 37 cm.
  • Image size: 42.5 x 30 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Tringa Maritima'. This print depicts the purple sandpiper (Dutch: paarse zandloper). The purple sandpiper (Calidris maritima) is a small shorebird. The genus name is from Ancient Greek kalidris or skalidris, a term used by Aristotle for some grey-coloured waterside birds.

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.