BG-05991-237

Ciconia Nigra - Sepp & Nozeman (1829)

  • Condition: Very good. General age-related toning, some small stains. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1829
  • Overall size: 37 x 53 cm.
  • Image size: 32.5 x 51.5 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Ciconia Nigra'. This print depicts the black stork (Dutch: zwarte ooievaar). The black stork (Ciconia nigra) is a large bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It was first described by Carl Linnaeus in the 10th edition of his Systema Naturae.

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.