1853 Drapiez RARE - MAGNOLIA - original hand color with gum arabic

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  • Sold Date: Aug 04, 2013
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1853 Drapiez RARE - MAGNOLIA - original hand color with gum arabic
Description

RARE and attractive original old antique engraving 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.

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

Size 17 x 26.5cm

Engraving with original hand coloring, heightened with arabic gum.
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