Water Shrew w/ Skeleton 1767 scarce original antique engraved printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
La Musaraigne d'Eau
Issued 1767, Amsterdam by Schneider.
Engraved by C.F. Fritzsch.
Rare Dutch printing of Buffon; 1 of only 200 examples printed.
Fine original scarce antique mammal engraving, printed on quality hand-made paper which retains its inherent structural flexibility and soundness.
In near Very Good or better condition, slight waviness to sheet which is entirely normal for hand-made paper of this era [note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws].
The printed area remains pleasing, a nice impression of an interesting and uncommon 18th-century image that would look great framed.
Sheet measures c. 9 1/2" W x 11 1/2" H.
Engraved area measures c. 5 7/8" W x 7 1/2" H.