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    Cornelius Nozeman (1721-1786). Four Prints: Pica. [and:] Picus Martius. [and:] Palumbus. [and:] Oenas, Vinago, Livia.

    Four hand-colored engravings from Nederlandsche Vogelen (Amsterdam: 1770-1827). All in very good condition with minor toning along the edges and light foxing.
    Picus Martius
    has a small open tear near the upper right corner. Palumbus has a minute tear in the upper right corner and a small wrinkle in the bottom edge near the left corner. Oenas, Vinago, Livia has a shallow diagonal crease across the upper left corner and a two-inch wrinkle just above the lower left corner. All show binding edge at right side, and all have light penciled notations. All measure 14.5 x 21 inches.


    More Information:

    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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