Crampfish or Torpedo front & back views Africa 1745 antique engraved fish printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
THE CRAMP-FISH, TORPEDO or
NUM-FISH, from Kaempser
The Belly of the Male -- The Back of the Male
Printed London: 1745.
Fine original antique engraved print.
Printed on quality paper which retains its inherent structural flexibility and soundness.
In Good+ or better condition, some light minor age wear, faint scattered normal age wrinkling, light diagonal crease at top right corner, some small scattered foxing, but overall the image remains clean and very attractive.
[ note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws ].
The printed area remains visually pleasing, a nice impression of an interesting image.
Any minor defects along the sheet edges and in the margins may be seen in the photos.
A charming and well executed engraved image, which appears quaint and delightfully dated to our eye, with a somewhat folk art appeal to it. A print well worthy of framing for display.
Sheet measures c. 10 1/8" W x 7 3/4" H.
Printed area measures c. 9 3/8" W x 6" H.
We encourage you to print this description to keep with the image.
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