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    Cornelius Nozeman (1721-1786). Three Prints: Rusticola. [and:] Scolopax, Arquata, Numenius. [and:] Ardeola.

    Three hand-colored engravings from Nederlandsche Vogelen (Amsterdam: 1770-1827). All have minor toning along the edges and light foxing. All have slight wrinkles along the right-side binding edges. Rusticola is in good condition with spots of paper loss along its left edge. Scolopax, Arquata, Numenius is in very good condition with minor paper loss in the lower right corner and a wrinkle along the left edge. Ardeola is a horizontal image in very good condition with some smudging in the margin of its binding edge. 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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