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    Copperplate Engraving of Unusual Ethiopian Monkeys. 17 x 13.5 inches. This exceptional double-page copper engraving depicts a tribe of unusual monkeys eating insects, fending off lions and generally scampering around. Light toning at the edges, two vertical fold creases, else near fine.

    More Information: Copperplate Engraving of Unusual Ethiopian Monkeys. 17  x 13.5 inches. Extracted from A New History of Ethiopia. Being a Full and Accurate Description of the Kingdom of Abessinia, Vulgarly, though Erroneously called the Empire of Prester John. Wherein are Contained I. An Account of the Nature, Quality and Condition of the Country, and Inhabitants; their Mountains, Metals, and Minerals; their Rivers, (particularly of the source of the Nile and Niger;) their Birds, Beasts, amphibious Animals, (as the River Horse and Crocodile;) Serpents, &c. II. Their Political Government; the Genealogy and Succession of their Kings ... III. Their Ecclesiastical Affairs; their Conversion to the Christian Religion ... IV. Their Private Oeconomy, their Books and Learning; their Common names... London: Printed for Samuel Smith, 1682 by Job Ludolphus. [Hiob Ludolf]. This exceptional double-page copper engraving depicts a tribe of unusual monkeys eating insects, fending off lions and generally scampering around. Light toning at the edges, two vertical fold creases, else near fine.

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    June, 2009
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