BG-05991-241

Sterna Minuta - 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 29 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Sterna Minuta'. This print depicts the little tern (Dutch: dwergstern). The little tern (Sternula albifrons) is a seabird of the family, Laridae. It was formerly placed into the genus Sterna, which now is restricted to the large white terns. The genus name is a diminutive of Sterna, "tern".

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.