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WILD ASS EQUUS ASINUS ONAGER Bechstein Orig Natural History Antique Print 1796

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A superb, hand coloured, engraved, antique Natural History print, depicting

EQUUS ASINUS ONAGER



THE ASIAN WILD ASS


DER WILDE ESEL



A beautifully executed engraving by Johann Bechstein for

"
Getreue Abbildungen Naturhistorischer"

( Realistic Pictures from Natural History)

Published  Nuremberg 1796. This was the second edition of a series of eight published between 1795 and 1807.

Hand coloured and in fine condition save for light spotting and age toning. On hand laid paper, blank verso with lower fold line as issued

Measuring approx. 8" x 4.5"(200mm x 115mm) overall.

 



 

Johann Matthaus Bechstein ( 1757 - 1822) was a German naturalist, forester, ornithologist and entomologist.

He was a prolofic zoologist and one of the first concerned with wildlife conservation. Bechstein's Bat was named in his honour.

This book was just one of  many of his natural history  publications
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A GENUINE ANTIQUE PRINT GUARANTEED OVER 218 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS
 

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