Young Baboon Climbing Tree 1799 scarce antique engraved animal printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
Le Babouin des Bois
(Small Baboon Climbing Tree)
Issued 1799, Amsterdam by Schneider
Engraved by Hulk .
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 and some slight scattered foxing which is entirely normal for hand-made paper of this era, overall the image is clean and very attractive, well worthy of ownership and display [note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws].
Great image entirely worthy of an album or hanging for display. A depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
The printed area remains visually pleasing, a nice impression of an interesting historic cultural image.
Any minor defects along the sheet edges and in the margins may be seen in the photos.
Sheet measures c. 8 1/8" W x 10 1/4" H.
Engraved area measures c. 6" W x 7 1/2" H.