Quatre Raies Snake Reptiles Reptilia 1770 fine scarce old engraved printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
La Quatre-Raies, La Couleuvre D'esculape
(mid-18th Century printed image- Reptiles- Reptilia- Snake)
Issued 1770, Paris by Didot
Engraved by Hulk
Quite uncommon/ scarce antique engraved print. Hand-made paper with lovely feel, strong plate impression visible onto the sheet.
In Good+ to near VG [or better] condition: Light signs of age spotting and light surface soiling (mostly in blank margins), overall the image remains clean and very attractive. Any minor age flaws or defects may hopefully be clearly seen in the images.
Please examine the scan closely as it forms the central part of the description. There is a zoom feature so you can see close up. [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 and very scarce history image.
A very interesting mid-18th century print any collector, dealer, or institution would be happy to possess. Perfect for display or re-sale purposes.
Sheet measures c. 9 1/8 " W x 11 1/4"H .