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    Cornelius Nozeman (1721-1786). Four Prints: Anas Tadorna, Mas. [and:] Anas Tadorna, Foemina. [and:] Anas Acuta, Mas. [and:] Anas, Bernicla.

    A set of four hand-colored engravings from Nederlandsche Vogelen (Amsterdam: 1770-1827). All have deckled binding edges on the right sides, minor toning along the remaining edges, and very slight foxing throughout. Anas Tadorna, Mas and Anas Tadorna, Foemina are both in excellent condition save a small hole in the upper right quadrant of Anas Tadorna, Mas, a mere anomaly in the paper. Anas Acuta, Mas is in good condition with a wrinkle on the right edge just above the bottom corner and some feathering along that and the top edge. It has also been folded horizontally four inches below the top edge. Anas, Bernicla is in very good condition with a small wrinkle along the top edge and another running vertically inside the right platemark. All have light penciled notations. All measure 14.5 x 21 inches.


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    These prints from the first edition of Volume II of Nederlandsche Vogelen (Amsterdam: 1789).

    Cornelius Nozeman (1721-1786), a Dutch apothecary and clergyman, compiled the first comprehensive description of the birds of Holland in his mammoth Nederlandsche Vogelen, with sensitive and delicate engravings of birds, their nests, and their eggs rendered by Christiaan Sepp. The huge project (at the time the costliest book ever published) took 60 years to complete, continuing well after Nozeman's and Sepp's deaths. Only the first two volumes contain work directly attributable to Nozeman and Sepp; the hand-colored prints offered here are from the second volume, published in Amsterdam in 1789.



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