Antique Print-CATCHING BIRDS-MOORHEN-SPIRIT LEVEL-INSTRUMENT-Chomel-1743

Price: € 42,50

Subject: Plate 76: 'Waterhoen - Waterpas.' (Moorhen - Spirit level). This plate deals with chatching moorhens and shows a spirit level.
Condition: Excellent. General age related toning and occasional light staining from handling as visible on image. Original fold lines as issued. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Copperplate engraving on verge type hand laid paper with watermark, which is not present in all sheets.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 20.5 x 25 cm. The image size is ca. 17 x 23 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 8.1 x 9.8 inch. The image size is ca. 6.7 x 9.1 inch.
Part Number: 26842
Location: C185-36
Description: This original old antique print / plate originates from: 'Huishoudelyk Woordboek [...]' by M. Noel Chomel, published in Leyden and Amsterdam by S. Luchtmans & H. Uytwerf in 1743. This is a first Dutch edition. The work also appeared in French in 1709, 1718 and 1767 and was even reworked in Japanese. This work covers all aspects of managing a country estate.

Artists and Engravers: The author of this work is Noel Chomel (1633-1712) is a famous French agriculturist and encyclopedia maker, much insprired by the Enlightment period in history. In this Dutch edition the plates are engraved by Frans de Bakker (active from 1736–1765).