BG-05991-251

Phalaropus Platyrhinchus - Sepp & Nozeman (1829)

  • Condition: Very good. General age-related toning. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1829
  • Overall size: 53 x 37 cm.
  • Image size: 43.5 x 28 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Phalaropus Platyrhinchus'. This print depicts the red or grey phalarope (Dutch: rosse franjepoot). The red phalarope (called grey phalarope in Europe), Phalaropus fulicarius, is a small wader. This phalarope breeds in the Arctic regions of North America and Eurasia. It is migratory, and, unusually for a wader, migrating mainly on oceanic routes and wintering at sea on tropical oceans.

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.