Antique Print-FROG-TOAD-BULL-POISON ARROW-SURINAM-Drapiez-1853

Subject: 1. Grenouille verte - Rana esculenta (Green Frog) 2. Rainette a tapiries - Hyla tinctoria (Blue poison-arrow frog from Surinam / Guiana) 3. Pipa commun - Pipa vulgaris (Surinam toad) 4. Crapaud accoucheur - Bufo obtetricans (Bull frog) 5. Ephippifere de spix - Ephippifer spixii.
Condition: Good, given age. Sheet overall quite browned and with scattered foxing in the margins. General age-related toning and/or light staining from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Engraving with original hand colouring, heightened with arabic gum.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 16.5 x 24.5 cm. The image size is ca. 13 x 21 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 6.5 x 9.6 inch. The image size is ca. 5.1 x 8.3 inch.
Part Number: 15266
Location: C138-47
Description: This rare attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: 'Dictionnaire Classique des Sciences Naturelles...' (Classic dictionary of natural sciences), by M. Drapiez. published in Brussels, 1853. This work elaborates on the work of Buffon, Daubenton, Lacepede, Cuvier, de Jussieu a.o.

Artists and Engravers: Pierre Auguste Joseph Drapiez (1778-1856) was a Belgian naturalist. Engraved by Desmares.