Antique Print-DEVELOPMENT-FROGS-Bellin-Schwabe-1758

Price: € 52,50

Subject: Antique print, titled: 'Verwandlungen der americanischen und europaischen Frosche.' - Print of the development stages of the American and European frog.
Condition: Very good, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Etching / engraving on hand laid paper. Watermark: Text
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 17 x 24 cm. The image size is ca. 14.3 x 19.3 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 6.7 x 9.4 inch. The image size is ca. 5.6 x 7.6 inch.
Part Number: 60050
Location: C143-35
Description: From: 'Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und Lande; oder Sammlung aller Reisebeschreibungen […]', volume 16, by Johann Joachim Schwabe, published in Leipzig by Arkstee und Merkus, 1758. This series was published 1747-1774 in 21 volumes. It is essentially an enlarged German ed. based on and translated from 'New general collection of voyages and travels [...] (4 volumes, 1745–1747), by Thomas Astley and 'Histoire Generale des voyages [...] (20 volumes, 1746–1791), by Abbe Prevost.

Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Jacques Nicolas Bellin'. Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was a French hydrographer, geographer and member of The Philosophes. His career, spanning over 50 years, caused an enormous output in maps, particular of maritime interest. Author: Johann Joachim Schwabe (1714 -1784) was a German academic, poet and translator.