1821 - This antique copper plate print with hand coloring is almost 200 years old!
Vellum type paper - Large size of 9.5 x 13.5 inches, or 24 x 34 cm. This old plate may have edge wear, tears, creases, stains, foxing, etc., please examine the images closely before making a purchase. Bottom corner missing.
It's amazing that the colors have remained so bright after all these years!
Provenance: This is from a collection of 50 hand colored prints from a German Natural History book - album titled "Kupfer-Sammlung besonders zu F. P. Wilmsen's Handbuch der Naturgeschichte" (Manual of Natural History for the Youth and their Teachers). With an Introduction by Dr. H. Lichtenstein and Dr. F. Klug, directors of zoological museums.
You will receive the print and a copy of the title page (see images) from this album for provenance, and we have left the edge untrimmed to provide origin provenance as well. The title page will be up for sale as well if anyone needs one! This print will be mailed in a strong tube!